Bennett "Ben" Cohen (born 1951) is an American businessman, activist and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry's. As Ben & Jerry's gradually grew into a nationwide business and one of the largest ice cream companies in the USA, Cohen turned his new-found wealth and prominence toward a variety of social causes, generally through the Ben & Jerry's Foundation. The Foundation receives 7.5% of all Ben & Jerry's pre-tax profits and distributes funds to organizations such as the Anti Displacement Project. Cohen also oversaw TrueMajority and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.
Why Ben and Jerry Just Got Arrested, Benjerry.com, April 2016
Co-founders of Ben & Jerry's arrested at Capitol, CNNPolitics.com, April 2016