lesly black

Lesly Black is a philanthropist who was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Manila, Philippines. As owner, founder and buyer of an import business in the 1970’s, she sourced Bedouin garments and Egyptian antiquities from Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Colorado which she applied as a ski instructor, teaching for sixteen years in Aspen, Colorado. She was a principal in programs integrating concepts from the martial arts and fear management. She now lives in Israel and supports Search for Common Ground programs by promoting cross-border peacebuilding.