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Charles Best

Founder, DonorsChoose

Charles BestDonorsChoose is an online philanthropic marketplace that connects citizen philanthropists— members of the public– to public school teachers who request supplies for their classroom projects across the United States. Charles started DonorsChoose in 2000 while he was a public school teacher in the Bronx facing his own shortage of supplies for the projects he wanted to create with his students. The organization has raised over $300M, benefiting almost 15 million students.

Charles speaks with Jessica about how he launched DonorsChoose, from scratch.

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