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DonorsChoose.org: Connecting Philanthropy to High Needs Classrooms

by Expect More Arizona

The Expect More Arizona team sat down with Charles Best, the founder of DonorsChoose.org, this past week to discuss his vision for his thriving internet-based business, its impact on local classrooms, as well as continued partnership opportunities with Expect More Arizona.  A former social studies teacher in the Bronx, Best launched DonorsChoose.org in 2000 as a means of connecting what he calls “citizen philanthropists” with local classrooms in need of resources.

Expect More Arizona has been an active proponent of DonorsChoose.org since our launch in 2009 and we see great opportunity for increased partnership.  “Expect More Arizona actively champions for Arizonans to do more for education,” said Nicole Magnuson, Expect More Arizona’s Executive Director.  “DonorsChoose.org is an easy way for people who want to touch the lives of an entire classroom, and in some cases an entire school, to make an impact.”

DonorsChoose.org, under Charles Best’s leadership, is recognized in Fast Company this month as one of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” Watch the video interview below with Charles Best about DonorsChoose.org in Arizona.