Robert Wexler Joins Benetech Board of DirectorsBy Benetech, posted on April 28, 2011
Specialist in Advising Nonprofit Organizations and Their Donors
Benetech is pleased to announce that attorney Robert Wexler has joined its board of directors. Wexler is a principal at Adler & Colvin, a firm specializing in the law of nonprofit organizations. His practice focuses primarily on tax and corporate matters for nonprofits and their donors. Wexler is also a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, where he teaches the Law of Nonprofit Organizations.
“Rob Wexler will provide Benetech with critical guidance as we continue to explore new ways to ensure technology better serves humanity,” says Benetech CEO Jim Fruchterman. “We have great admiration for his deep understanding of nonprofit organizations and his commitment to Benetech’s goals.”
Prior to joining Adler & Colvin, Wexler practiced as a tax lawyer representing exempt organizations, as well as individuals, corporations and partnerships. He has served as a board member and officer on several nonprofit boards and has been actively involved in the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Wexler is a member of the American Bar Association and an active participant in the Tax Section’s Exempt Organization Committee, where he currently serves as Vice Chair Law Development.
“I am delighted to serve on Benetech’s board of directors,” says Wexler. “I have great respect for the accomplishments of the organization and I look forward to assisting in its continued expansion.”
Benetech is a nonprofit technology company based in Palo Alto, California. Benetech pursues projects with a strong social rather than financial rate of return on investment, harnessing open source technology to create innovative solutions to challenging social issues. The Benetech Bookshare service is the world’s largest accessible online library of copyrighted books for people with print disabilities.