About Us

A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity (A W.I.S.H.) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide models and support for life sustaining activities that integrate solutions to poverty and the environment while fostering self-reliance. It was founded in March of 1995 and is registered as an NGO in fourteen countries and states. To learn more about the history and vision of A W.I.S.H., listen to an interview with or read a 15-year retrospective by President and CEO, Michael Karp.

A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity (A W.I.S.H)
Michael Karp, President and Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 812
Lopez Island, Washington 98261 U.S.A.
Web-site: http://www.awish.net
Phone: (360) 468-3231
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A W.I.S.H board of directors at Seattle, Washington,
USA board meeting, September, 2008
A W.I.S.H board of directors at Austin, Texas,
USA board meeting, October, 2006

Board of Directors:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President & C.E.O. – Washington State, USA
  • Chuck Eberdt, Secretary & Contracts Officer – Washington State, USA
  • Jim Morton, Treasurer & Finance Officer – Montana, USA
  • Lisa Kesecker – West Virginia, USA

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Luis "Pipe" Bosch - Uruguay
  • Dr. Hans Glasmeier - Germany
  • Jorge Kanahuati - Mexico
  • Jenny Lawrence - South Africa
  • Thomas Lilly - India
  • Carlos Madrigal - Costa Rica
  • Susan Mahon - Barbados
  • Margaret McNeil - Australia
  • Bruno Mehnert - Bolivia
  • Antony Turner - England
  • Li Fang Yang - Taiwan
  • Nick Zaferatos - Greece

For copies of U.S. Internal Revenue Service form 990,
please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (360) 468-3231. NOTE: Inclusion of hyperlinks to pages outside the A W.I.S.H. Web site does not necessarily constitute endorsement of or affiliation with the linked Web page or the sponsoring organization.

A W.I.S.H board members in Kefalonia, Greece,
September, 2005
Top: Chuck Eberdt, Chris Allen,
Dr. Hans Glasmeier, Jim Morton
Michael Karp, Lisa Kesecker, Jenny Lawrence

 

A W.I.S.H board members on Lummmi Island,
Washington State, USA, May, 2004:
Chuck Eberdt, Jose Hernandez, Michael Karp,
Dave Finet, Chris Allen, Jim Morton

 

Jim Morton, Michael Karp, Chuck Eberdt, Lisa Kesecker
Board retreat on Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada