USA Network Character Approved Honoree: Charles Best

Posted by USANetwork on Jan. 27, 2009

USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. This year’s winner for Giving is DonorsChoose.org founder Charles Best. As a public school teacher in the Bronx, Best saw a classic problem—the lack of money for teaching supplies—and came up with a radical solution: “the eBay of philanthropy.” Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org allows teachers nationwide to post online requests for classroom materials and for donors to give directly to those needs via the web. For more information on Charles Best and the Character Approved Awards, visit http://characterapproved.usanetwork.com.

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