BENEFITING: New Schools Fund
EVENT DATE: Jul 28, 2016
Rather than getting a handful of gift cards from my amazing friends to Chili's, Walmart, and AutoZone, I thought I'd give up any gifts for my birthday this year to a great cause.
So I've setup this fancy thing up to give whatever people were going to give me to a cool charity called NewSchools Venture Fund.
This charity has a 4-star (highest available) rating on CharityNavigator.org. Here's the description of the NewSchools Venture Fund:
Founded in 1998, the NewSchools Venture Fund works to transform public education so that all children - especially those underserved - have the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century. As a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, we raise capital from both individual and institutional investors; we then use those funds to support promising education entrepreneurs, help them grow their organizations to scale, and connect their work with public school systems - particularly within targeted urban areas. We believe that education entrepreneurs can spark this broader transformation in the public school system.