Leadership

Board Members

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, speaker, and one of America’s most recognized nerds. In 1995 he founded craigslist, which to date has seen more than 5 billion classified ads posted. In 2012 he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2015 he created the Craig Newmark Philanthropies, a private foundation to promote philanthropy and civic engagement through a number of initiatives. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey and received degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He now lives in San Francisco.

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Jason Yurasek

Jason Yurasek

Jason serves as general counsel, officer, and director of Craig Newmark Philanthropies. He has over 20 years of experience helping clients with their most challenging issues. In addition to having served as pro bono legal counsel for children and the wrongfully convicted, he presently serves on the board of a local cooperative school in San Francisco.