PHILANTHRO JOINS DONORSCHOOSE.ORG TO FUND PROJECTS FOR TEACHERS

One Night. Five Cities. One Huge Impact.

Los Angeles, Calif. - Philanthro, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing young professionals with unique opportunities to support charitable causes, announced today its 2nd Annual All-City Event, "Alliance." All five of Philanthro's chapters, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and New York, will be holding the an event in their respective cities on Friday, November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) to raise money for DonorsChoose.org.

Philanthro will continue its tradition of efficiency and giving by donating 100 percent of the net proceeds to DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Proceeds from the all-city event will go funding teachers' projects in each city's respective communities.

"Philanthro is thrilled to partner with DonorsChoose.org as the beneficiary of our second annual all-city event," said national CEO of Philanthro, Andrew Whelan. "Education is the key to a prosperous future and in challenging times like these we believe that teachers and children should get as much help as possible. We are looking forward to engaging young professionals with this great organization that makes a real impact in our chapters' communities."

Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Donors can browse project requests and contribute any amount to the one that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school. To date, the organization has funded 219,405 school projects and raised almost $90 million.

The goal of Philanthro's all-city event is to raise enough money to fund at least three projects in each of the Philanthro cities. Since its inception in 2007, Philanthro has donated over $268,000 to its partner charities. To learn more about the five events taking place on November 11, please visit www.philanthroproductions.org.

About Philanthro Productions (http://www.philanthroproductions.org):
Philanthro is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage young professionals in philanthropy, by serving as a platform for young professionals to connect with charitable causes through social, volunteer and leadership activities. Since its founding in 2007, Philanthro Productions has launched chapters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and New York which together have raised over $268,000 for partner charities. Philanthro is a 100 percent volunteer-based organization that prides itself on its core values of transparency, efficiency and creativity. Beyond financially supporting charities, builds awareness, incites action and empowers change among current and future generations.

About DonorsChoose.org (www.donorschoose.org):
Founded in 2000, more than 190,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org(www.donorschoose.org) to secure funding for $88 million in books, art supplies, technology and other resources that their students need to learn. Through DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 5.2 million students.

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