Philanthropy

Champion Spotlight - Jonas Chartock

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What do Lady Gaga, two former U.S. presidents, the Duke of York, the “Oracle of Omaha” and Oprah all have in common? They have all been named as the top influential do-gooders in the world, right alongside Leading Educators’ Chief Executive Officer, Jonas Chartock.

Digital media platform Richtopia released its list of the Top 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World. Richtopia, which espouses equity-driven business practices and environmentally conscious endeavors, based their selections on social capital and influence, not merely net worth. Weighing metrics from sources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, LinkedIn and Instagram, plus their own “secret sauce,” candidates are chosen for their continual drive to leverage social media for social good.

Chartock is taking the praise with his usual humility, both surprised and honored to be included, but observing that he was slotted at #153 - placing him just behind World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Stephanie McMahon. Call us optimists, but we can’t help but note that’s also one slot *above* one of the biggest names in online marketing, Seth Godwin.  

You can find him at all hours on his twitter feed here.

Congratulations, Jonas!

Emergency Outreach Opportunities in Our NOLA Community

Dear Friends and Supporters of Leading Educators,

As many of you know, seven tornadoes touched down in New Orleans last Tuesday, damaging nearly 1,000 structures, injuring 30, and leaving an estimated 4,000 without power.

I am relieved to report that Leading Educators’ team and offices were spared, but times like these serve to remind us that unexpected - and sometime catastrophic - events can happen to us at any time.  Now that the storms have cleared, it is time for us to rally around and support each other.  We’ve already received many inquiries from those who want to know how they can help. In response, we’ve compiled the list below of good local organizations that might benefit from your support, including one of our partner schools:

On behalf of Leading Educators and our NOLA-based team, thank you for the kind notes and concern over the past few days. We are fortunate to have been unaffected, and we appreciate being part of such a caring team and community.

Warmly,

Steph

Steph Bates
Associate Director of Program Delivery
Leading Educators, New Orleans