In the Spotlight
We had some headline moments this year!
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On March 10, we unleashed #BestSchoolDay, a flash mob of support for public school classrooms led by 58 actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. We called on citizen donors to join
Ashton Kutcher, Sheryl Sandberg, Samuel L. Jackson,
Serena Williams, Biz Stone, Yvette Nicole Brown, and many more to fund all the projects in their hometowns. People responded in droves, making #BestSchoolDay a top
trending topic on Twitter, Facebook, and news outlets across the country. More than 30,000 individual donors helped bring 24,000 projects to life.
Another Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday
We have been a part of the #GivingTuesday movement since its inception in 2012. This philanthropic holiday on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving marks the kick-off of the holiday giving season.
This year, donors contributed over $500,000 — our most successful #GivingTuesday ever — which helped fund nearly 2,000 classroom projects. Our efforts were boosted by Google.org, who called for
support of special needs projects as part of their #ForEveryKid campaign.
“The Greatest, Simplest Idea”
When our board member and good friend Stephen Colbert took over as host of The Late Show last fall, he sat down with Mo Rocca from
CBS Sunday Morning to share why he’s such a fan of DonorsChoose. In fact, he filmed the segment at our New York headquarters.