Meet The Arabella Team

Ben Mangan

Managing Director

Ben Mangan is a managing director in Arabella’s San Francisco office, where he leads the West Coast practice in helping family offices and individuals deepen their impact through their philanthropy and impact investing.

Ben previously served as the executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he remains a member of the teaching faculty. At BerkeleyHaas, Ben founded and co-led The Social Impact Collective, which provided insight and community for family philanthropy and impact investing. He also co-led UC Berkeley’s Global Social Venture Competition.

Ben is a nationally recognized leader in economic mobility and financial security. He was co-founder and CEO of SaverLife (formerly EARN), which is on track to help one million workers in all 50 US states by 2022 to save and invest in their futures. While at EARN, he partnered with governments, funders, and community groups to create groundbreaking initiatives to help families and individuals save for college and access financial services.  He was appointed by Fed Chair Janet Yellen to the Federal Reserve Board Community Advisory Council and remains a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.

Ben has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, TED Ideas, and the Huffington Post. His work has been recognized through the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and Fast Company’s Social Capitalist of the Year Award.

Ben serves as an advisor to the DEI-focused startup Kanarys and to NPX Advisors, which is pioneering new approaches to philanthropy and impact investing. He is also a trustee at the San Francisco School. Ben holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Vassar College. Ben resides in San Francisco with his wife and son.

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