Benjamin Franklin's Junto

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Junto Founder

B. Franklin Kahn, Founder (1925-2007)

Junto Chair, 2000-2007
Wharton Cyclic Stabilization, University of Pennsylvania
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Our Executive Committee

Laurie Kahn, Chair

Emmy Award, Non-Fiction, 1998
Documentary Filmmaker
Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University


David Bauer

2005 Legacy Prize Winner, Intel Science Talent Search-Seaborg Prize
Currently a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, reading for a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at St Edmund Hall.

Mara Mayor

Former Director, The Smithsonian Associates



2015 Legacy Winner, VentureWell
Founder, Ellie Health

Trey Sunderland

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Brandon Terry

2004 Legacy Winner, Phillips Brooks House, Harvard University

Gayatri Datar

2006 Legacy Winner, Phillips Brooks House, Harvard University

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government(MPA) and Stanford Graduate School of Business(MBA) 2014


President of Longy School of Music at Bard College


Susan Centofanti

Foundation Director

Our Emeritus Members

Dudley Herschbach

Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1986
Chemical Physics, Harvard University

Edward C. Carter II

American Philosophical Society

Wilton S. Dillon

Senior Scholar Emeritus
Smithsonian Institution
Wharton Econometrics, University of Pennsylvania

Gerald Holton

Jefferson Lecturer Prize, 1981
National Endowment for the Humanities
Physics and History of Science, Harvard University

Lawrence R. Klein

Nobel Prize, Economics, 1980

Laurel Ulrich

Pulitzer Prize, History, 1991
Early American History, Harvard University