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DonorsChoose.org: The Colbert Report's Charity of Choice

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Uploaded on Jan 25, 2010

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/12/15/Tis_the_Sea...

Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, describes the charity's goal of matching donors with unique school projects. He gives an example of one such pairing, explaining how Stephen Colbert distributes "philanthropic gift certificates" to guests of The Colbert Report.

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Matthew Bishop, The Economist's New York Bureau Chief, and co-author of the highly acclaimed book Philanthrocapitalism talks with Lauren Bush, of FEED Projects, Charles Best, of DonorsChoose.org, and Scott Harrison of charity: water. The conversation aims to spark ideas on innovative ways to give this season. - JANERA

Charles Best founded DonorsChoose.org at Wings Academy, a public high school in the Bronx where he was a social studies teacher for five years.

He thought up DonorsChoose.org during a lunch conversation with colleagues, and his students volunteered to help start the organization. DonorsChoose.org has been growing since.

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