Successful Educator and Innovative Entrepreneur Charles Best Comes to the Quick Center
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 21, 2015) — Businessman and educator Charles Best will take the stage at the Open VISIONS Forum at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts to talk about his company, DonorsChoose.org, and expanding the possibilities of education at 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
This Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lectureship is co-sponsored by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and is funded by the Frank Jacoby Foundation.
Tickets are $45. Fairfield University student tickets are $5. Discount tickets available for K-12 educators. For tickets and information, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. The lecture is sponsored, in part, by H.J. Baker & Bro, Bank of America, The Spa at Delamar, TV Eyes, WSHU and Moffly Media.
Charles Best has a passion to help children by improving education. In 2000, Best was a history teacher at a Bronx public high school when he launched DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity: At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers develop classroom projects they want to develop, and donors can support a specific project that appeals to them..
In 2007, the organization went national, and now teachers at more than half of the public schools in America have posted projects on DonorsChoose.org. Oprah Winfrey has named the organization one of her "ultimate favorite things" and has described it as “a revolutionary charity.” DonorsChoose.org was also named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World" alongside Apple, Facebook, Google, Nike and General Electric. This is the first time a charity has ever received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Best to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business" as a result of the success of his innovative company.
Posted on October 27, 2015
Vol. 48, No. 39