Non-Profits

Non-Profits on whose board I sit.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

QuestBridge
http://questbridge.org/

QuestBridge is a program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges.

QuestBridge, an initiative of the Quest Scholars Program, serves as an intermediary between the nation’s brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with the colleges, scholarship providers, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented, low-income students attending the nation’s best universities, and excelling beyond.

Sound Portraits Productions
http://soundportraits.org/

Established as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation in 1994 by MacArthur Fellow David Isay, Sound Portraits Productions is an independent production company dedicated to telling stories that bring neglected American voices to a national audience. Whether on the radio, in print, or on the Web, Sound Portraits is committed to producing innovative works of lasting educational, cultural, and artistic value.

DonorsChoose.org
http://www.donorschoose.org/homepage/main.html

DonorsChooseSM is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.

Proposals range from “Magical Math Centers” (0) to “Big Book Bonanza” (0), to “Cooking Across the Curriculum” (,100). Any individual can search such proposals by areas of interest, learn about classroom needs, and choose to fund the project(s) they find most compelling. In completing a project, donors receive a feedback package of student photos and thank-you notes, a teacher impact letter, and an expenditure report showing that their tax-deductible gift was spent as directed.