Jeff Furman served on the Ben & Jerry’s’ corporate board for almost 40 years, providing in-house legal counsel and fostering many of the company’s social initiatives. Furman’s current role is board of directors (B.O.D.) emeritus, and he serves as president of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. Furman is also the president of Social Ventures as well as a co-founder of the Community Dispute Resolution Center and a community micro-finance program. In addition, he has served on a local school board, working to eliminate race and socioeconomic status as a predictor of student success. He is an advisor to the Dorothy Cotton Institute, Alliance of Family Justice, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Alongside his other commitments, Furman is on the board of the Oakland Institute, currently helping with the Poor People’s Campaign.