Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org
Charles Best is founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests, and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Best launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. DonorsChoose.org was named by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, the first time a charity has received this recognition.