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                                                                                               LETTER FROM WENDY KOPP
    Dear Friends and Supporters,
    2011 was a banner year for Teach For America. As we close out
    the fiscal year, I want to step back to reflect on the progress we’ve
    made and what it will take to fulfill our potential as a leadership
    force for ensuring that one day, in our lifetimes, all of our nation’s
    children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.


    ACHIEVEMENTS

    Thanks to the investments of our national and regional champions, our largest
    and most diverse corps in recent history began teaching in the fall, selected from a
    record-breaking 48,000 applications. A total of more than 9,000 corps members in
    43 regions reached more than 600,000 students in the 2011-2012 school year.
        As the result of our efforts to ensure that more of our teachers share the




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    backgrounds of their students, 34 percent of 2011 corps members identified as
    people of color, 31 percent were Pell
    Grant recipients, and 22 percent were first
    generation college graduates.                             More than 9,000 corps
        We continue to make progress advancing
                                                              members in 43 regions
    our teachers’ impact in the classroom.
                                                              reached more than
    When Tennessee and North Carolina
    ranked teacher providers based on their
                                                              600,000 students in the
    graduates’ effect on student performance                  2011-2012 school year.
    last year, Teach For America came out at
    the top. Still, we’re working hard to increase
    teacher effectiveness through a number of initiatives. We’ve been implementing a
    better measurement system, revising the curriculum of our training institutes, and
    developing new options for ongoing coaching and support of corps members.
        At the same time, we see increasing evidence of the long-term impact of
    the Teach For America experience in shaping lifelong leaders for change. In the
    most robust study to date on the subject, Harvard economist Roland Fryer and
    doctoral candidate Will Dobbie found that participating in Teach For America
    profoundly affects corps members’ actions and beliefs. They surveyed Teach For
    America applicants from 2007 and compared the responses of those just below the
    admissions bar to the responses of those just above it.


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        Among other things, they




                                                                                                                THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    found that the experience
    significantly reduces
    stereotyping based on race                                                                                                                                                                  Twin Cities                                                 Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Milwaukee                                       Rhode Island
    and imbues corps members                                                                                                                                              South Dakota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Detroit         Greater         Connecticut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Newark       New York
    with a deep conviction that                                                                                                                                                                                 Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Greater Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Baltimore
    the achievement gap is                                                                                                             Bay Area                         Colorado                                Indianapolis         D.C. Region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Delaware
                                                                                                                                                                                         Kansas City
    solvable. Participating in                                                                                                                               Las Vegas Valley                                                          Appalachia
                                                                                                                                                                                                              St. Louis                           Eastern North Carolina
    Teach For America also                                                                                                                                                                                                     Greater
                                                                                                                                         Los Angeles         New Mexico                  Oklahoma                              Nashville    Charlotte
    increases the likelihood that                                                                                                                                                                             Memphis                          South Carolina
                                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix                                                             Metro Atlanta
    these young leaders will                                                                                                                                                                     Mississippi Delta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Alabama
    pursue careers in education.                                                                                                                                                Dallas-Fort Worth
                                                                                                                                                                                                           South Louisiana                   Jacksonville
        Indeed, our alumni            Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston (Mississippi Delta Corps ’97), at                                                                                        Houston
                                      left, confers with a colleague in the State Capitol in Denver. Johnston                                                                      San Antonio
    force has a significantly         led the passage of a landmark bill overhauling Colorado’s teacher                                     Hawai'i                                                            Greater New Orleans
    larger leadership footprint       evaluation system and has helped lawmakers in eleven states write                                                                                                                                             Miami-Dade
                                                                                                                                                                            Rio Grande Valley
                                      and implement similar legislation.
    than it did even a year
    ago. More than 7,000 alumni are teaching and over 660 serve as school or school
    system leaders. With prominent superintendent appointments in Washington, D.C.,
    Louisiana, Newark, and Tennessee, our alumni are at the helm of some of the most                                                                                               2011-2012 REGIONS
    innovative and fastest improving school systems in the country.
        Over 50 of them hold elected office, and a growing number are working in policy
    roles and leading advocacy organizations to                                                                                                   REFLECTING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
    rally teachers and families to be a force for
    reshaping the policy landscape. In short,                          In a challenging                                                           Perhaps the highlight of 2011 was our 20th Anniversary Summit in February,
    our alumni are better positioned than ever                         economic environment,                                                      which drew 11,000 alumni, corps members, supporters and staff to Washington,
    before to effect broad change.                                     we increased                                                               D.C. An all-star line up of speakers and panelists led us in a weekend of intensive
        Teach For America would not be                                                                                                            discussion and problem-solving. Together we reflected on how far we’ve come over
                                                                       revenues by over 25
    celebrating these victories if it weren’t                                                                                                     the past two decades and how much more we need to do to realize our vision of
                                                                       percent and came in
    for our dedicated team and tremendous                                                                                                         educational opportunity for all.
                                                                       under budget.                                                                  It is easy to forget, but when we sent our first corps members into the classroom
    base of supporters. As we continue to
    grow our staff, we were excited to move                                                                                                       in 1990, we simply didn’t have much evidence that educational inequality was a
    up the rankings on Fortune’s List of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. And in a                                                             solvable problem.
    challenging economic environment with changes in federal funding policies that                                                                    Today, growing numbers of classrooms and schools in our country’s most
    cost us $21 million in direct appropriations, we increased revenues by 25 percent                                                             economically distressed communities are proving that with extra support and high
    and came in under budget.                                                                                                                     expectations, disadvantaged children can excel academically and gain the kind of
       Additionally, several states increased funding for Teach For America or                                                                    education that will give them access to a full range of professional and life options.
    committed to expanding our presence in their regions — a very gratifying                                                                          We have also seen sweeping policy changes across the country that make it
    acknowledgement of the importance of our work.                                                                                                easier to build more transformational schools by empowering school leaders with


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                                                                                                                              are actually going to achieve educational excellence and equity in our lifetimes.
                                                                                                                                  Recently I’ve heard a lot of concern about the forces of resistance that obstruct
                                                                                                                              the path to meaningful change in education. It’s true that we face contentious
                                                                                                                              debate and vocal opponents. But I’m convinced that those of us who are working for
                                                                                                                              change are our own greatest obstacles to achieving this vision. Ultimately, whether
                                                                                                                              or not we realize our mission is within our control.
                                                                                                                                  Over the past few years, Teach For America has come to better understand
                                                                                                                              the beliefs and approaches that are at work when we achieve the outcomes we
                                                                                                                              desire. This exercise led us to rearticulate our core values in 2011. We will fulfill
                                                                                                                              our potential as a force for educational equity if, and only if, everyone at every
                                                                                                                              level – our teachers, alumni, staff, board members and supporters – fully lives up
                                                                                                                              to these core values.
                                                                                                                                  So allow me to share my thoughts about why each is critically important.



                                                                                                                              TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE:                         We seek to expand educational
                                                                                                                              opportunity in ways that are life-changing for children and transforming for our
                                                                                                                              country. Given our deep belief in children and communities, the magnitude of
                                                                                                                              educational inequity and its consequences, and our optimism about the solvability
                                                                                                                              of the problem, we act with high standards, urgency, and a long-term view.
                                                                                                                              It’s only too easy for those of us who are
    Nearly 11,000 alumni, corps members, supporters, and staff gathered for the 20th Anniversary Summit at the Walter E.      immersed in education to become immune
    Washington Convention Center. It marked the largest event in Teach For America’s history and drew an all-star lineup of   to the problem we’re addressing and its
    education, government, and social-justice leaders for a weekend of discussion and problem-solving.                                                                               Hundreds of high-
                                                                                                                              devastating effects. When this happens, we
                                                                                                                                                                                     performing schools
          the responsibility and flexibility to get great student results. Moreover, through                                  risk letting ourselves become comfortable
                                                                                                                                                                                     are showing us what is
          Teach For America and other initiatives, more and more committed individuals have                                   with incremental progress.
          decided to channel their energy towards expanding educational opportunity.                                               We must keep reminding ourselves of
                                                                                                                                                                                     possible. We don’t need
              Secretary of Education Arne                                                                                     the magnitude of the crisis and the stakes             to live in the land of
          Duncan paid us a great compliment                                                                                   for children and families. Today, in a nation          the incremental.
          when he said at the 20th                           Recently, I’ve heard a lot of                                    where a college degree has become a
          Anniversary summit, “Teach For                     concern about the forces of                                      prerequisite for financial security and
          America has made teaching cool                     resistance that obstruct the path                                professional options, only eight percent of low-income children graduate from
          again…for a whole generation of                    to meaningful change…But I’m                                     college by the time they’re 24. This is a problem with life-threatening consequences:
          talented college graduates.”                                                                                        millions of young black men are more likely to go to prison than through college.
                                                             convinced that those of us
              And yet, so much remains to be                                                                                     By giving children growing up in low-income communities the kind of
                                                             who are working for change
          done. Now that we know what is                                                                                      education that literally changes life outcomes, hundreds of high-performing
                                                             are our own greatest obstacles.
          possible, we must act with greater                                                                                  schools are showing us what is possible and what we must expect of ourselves.
          urgency and thoughtfulness if we                                                                                    We don’t need to live in the land of the incremental.


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                                                                                                                                                                                         LETTER FROM WENDY KOPP
        At the classroom level, we must aspire to put children on a meaningfully
    different path through setting ambitious goals, working alongside families to
    empower students to own their success, and putting in the hard work and long           To achieve system-wide change, we need
    hours to deliver great results. We should ask ourselves, are we putting our            transformational leadership at every level.
    students on a path to be leading the movement for educational equity in 10-20
    years?
        In our communities, we must spark an ongoing discussion among our alumni.                                              Social Change
                                                                                                                                Leadership
    What are the root causes of the problem? What are the most promising paths to
    significantly better outcomes for children? What more can we do, individually and
                                                                                                                            Policy and Political
    collectively, to speed up the pace of change?                                                                               Leadership


                                                                                                                          Community Organizing
    LEADERSHIP: We strive to develop and become the leaders necessary                                                     & Advocacy Leadership
    to realize educational excellence and equity. We establish bold visions and
    invest others in working towards them. We work in purposeful, strategic, and                                            District and System
                                                                                                                                Leadership
    resourceful ways, define broadly what is within our control to solve, and learn
    and improve constantly. We operate with a sense of possibility, persevere in
                                                                                                                                  School
    the face of challenges, ensure alignment between our actions and beliefs, and                                               Leadership
    assume personal responsibility for results.
    Wherever we see meaningful progress for children – whether it is at the classroom,
    community, or country level – we find dedicated, informed leadership. Teach For                                              Teacher
    America’s mission is to be a significant source of the leadership we need, and we’ve                                        Leadership

    come to see that there is much more we must do to cultivate the potential of each of
    our corps members, alumni, and staff.
        How do we ensure that even as we
    grow, we are building a culture that                  Harvard economists
    brings out the leadership ability in every            found that participating
    one of our people? As we develop better               in Teach For America              DIVERSITY:        We act on our belief that the movement to ensure educational
                                                                                            equity will succeed only if it is diverse in every respect. In particular, we value
    management systems and teaching                       imbues corps members
                                                                                            the perspective and credibility that individuals who share the racial and economic
    skills, how are we empowering our                     with a deep conviction
                                                                                            backgrounds of the students with whom we work can bring to our organization,
    people with the freedom and trust to                  that the achievement              classrooms, and the long-term effort for change.
    unleash their individual talents and
                                                          gap is solvable.
    visions?                                                                                To succeed in this work, we need the energy of every last person who is willing to
        To live up to our renewed commitment                                                join us. At the same time, we simply will not be successful unless the leadership of
    to leadership development, we are setting aside more time for the experiences and       this movement is far more economically and racially diverse than it is today.
    reflective opportunities that help each member of our community understand who              We need more teachers, principals, political and community leaders who share
    they are, why they’re engaging in this work, what they’re aiming to accomplish, and     the backgrounds of the kids and families we’re working with. These leaders will be
    how to get there.                                                                       critical to building trust and forging collaboration. They can be uniquely influential


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         DIVERSITY IN THE CORPS
                                                                                34%


          2005      In the last six years, the corps has seen a:
          2011       43% growth in percentage of corps
                     members who identify as African American            27%

                     39% growth in percentage of corps
                     members who identify as Latino

                     23% growth in percentage of corps
                     members who identify as people of color

                                  12%

               8%       8%
                                        7%
       6%                                      6%
                                                        5%     5%



        Latino           African          Asian       Multi-ethnic        People
                        American                                          of color
     Note: The number of corps members self-identifying as Native American or Native
     Hawaiian for the years indicated is less than 1 percent.

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                             25                                                        Gregory Little (Houston Corps ’10) works with his 6th grade social studies students at Forest Brook Middle School. Transfor-
                 DIVERSITY ON STAFF
                    20
                                                                                       mational change begins in the classroom.


               2008          15

                             10
                                                    2011                                      role models for the young people in our communities. And their perspective must
                                                                                              shape the direction of this movement.
               28% People of color
                         5                          36% People of color
     OVERALL




                                                                                                  We are placing a greater emphasis
      STAFF




               9% African0American                  13% African American                      than ever before on recruiting a diverse              We need more teachers,
               6% Latino                            8% Latino                                 staff and corps and developing their                  principals, political and
                                                                                              leadership potential. At the same time,               community leaders
               28% People of color                  42% People of color                       we are engaging as many members of                    who share the
     HIRES
     NEW




               10% African American                 19% African American                      our community as we can, beginning with               backgrounds of the
               5% Latino                            8% Latino                                 our staff and corps members, in candid,               kids and families
                                                                                              ongoing discussions about the role of
                    24% of overall staff and 26% of new hires                                                                                                        we’re working with.
                    come from a low-income background                                         race, class and privilege in our work.
                                                                                              Without these conversations, we won’t
                                                                                              identify and address all of the root causes of educational inequity.




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     TEAM: We value and care about each other, operate with a generosity of      spirit,
     and have fun in the process of working together. To maximize our collective impact,
     we inspire, challenge, and support each other to be our best and sustain our effort.
     The work we do is
     intense, and we must
     be generous with
     ourselves and with
     each other if we are
     going to sustain our
     drive and impact over
     the long run.
         In some ways
     we’ve gotten where we
     are through relentless
     pushing and a spirit
                             Members of the Human Assets team “share the love” with each other
     of critical feedback,   in Houston. On Valentine’s Day and the 14th of day of every month, staff
     and we don’t want to    members often “share the love” with teammates by publicly celebrating their
                             contributions and impact.
     lose the things that
     have led to our momentum. But it is equally important that we give each other the                     Veteran staff member Andrew Mandel moderates a discussion with Roy Hawthorne, a World War II veteran and Navajo
     support and encouragement that brings out our best.                                                   Code Talker credited with helping the United States win the war. Mr. Hawthorne shared his perspective on leadership and
                                                                                                           transformational change with 50 Teach For America staff members visiting New Mexico as part of a leadership journey.


                                                                                                                 community and civil rights leaders who have been fighting for change long before
     RESPECT AND HUMILITY:                   We value the strengths, experiences, and                            Teach For America was conceived.
     perspectives of others, and we recognize our own limitations. We are committed                                  As teachers, alumni, and staff members,
     to partnering effectively with families, schools, and communities to ensure that                            we must recognize how much we can learn                   We will not realize
     our work advances the broader good for all children.                                                        and grow from the knowledge and support                   educational equity
     During a recent conversation with staff members, someone asked me about the                                 of veteran colleagues. As an organization,                without the support of
     greatest contradictions in our work. I surprised some by responding that I often                            we must constantly ask ourselves how we                   veteran educators
     think that if I were a fabulous veteran teacher, I might hate the very idea of Teach                        can work more collaboratively with other                  or the engagement of
     For America. What hubris to suggest that part of the solution to educational                                educational and community organizations                   community and civil
     inequity is asking green college graduates and young professionals to commit two                            and leaders.
                                                                                                                                                                           rights leaders.
     years to teaching!                                                                                              We also need to assume greater
         Of course I deeply believe that Teach For America has a fundamental role to play                        responsibility for shaping the tenor and
     in realizing educational equity. But this thought is a reminder about the complexity                        substance of the broader discussion about education that shapes the environment
     of our work and how imperative it is that we operate with the utmost humility given                         for our work. If we don’t speak up, vitriol and overly simplistic sound bites will fill
     the bold nature of our mission. We will not realize educational excellence and equity                       the void. Our goal is to help shape a more positive and productive discussion, rooted
     without the support of veteran educators in our schools or the engagement of                                in our core values, about our work and the larger movement of which we’re a part.



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     ONE MORE REASON FOR OPTIMISM

     Almost five years ago, we launched Teach For All in partnership with our colleagues
     at Teach First, the first adaptation of Teach For America’s model in the U.K. Today
     Teach For All is a truly global network with sister organizations in 24 countries
     and counting. Social entrepreneurs in every region of the world are pursuing
     educational equity with the same theory of change that Teach For America
     pioneered – and with the same sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit that
     characterizes our work in the U.S.
         As we close out 2011, we have fully embraced learning within a global context.
     Teach For America is strengthened and energized by our sister organizations. They
     have shown us that the problem of educational inequality is universal, enriched our
     understanding of the best ways to tackle it, and continually refresh our optimism
     and perspective on what is possible. By coming together to share our discoveries of
     what works and what doesn’t, we are accelerating our impact and creating a thriving
     global movement for educational equality.
         We made great strides towards realizing our goals in 2011, and it would not have
     been possible without your continued support. Each year I grow more optimistic that
     the day when all children receive an education that unleashes their full potential
     is within our reach. But we can’t get there without redoubling our commitment to
     living up to our most deeply held values. Thank you for taking this journey with us.




     Wendy Kopp
     Founder and Chief Executive Officer




                                                                                            Top: Current Teach For All locations. Bottom: Susan Asiyanbi, who co-leads our teacher preparation, support, and development
                                                                                            team, teaches a lesson in a Teach For India classroom. Susan and members of her team visited India to learn about Teach For
                                                                                            India’s approach to teacher development. This visit led to innovations in Teach For America’s summer institute training.



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                                                                                                                                                     BY THE NUMBERS
                                                                      2011 INCOMING CORPS

                                                    9 training institutes
                                                                                                        77%                   34%
                                                                                                        Graduating            People
                                                                                                        seniors               of color



                                                                                                        13%                   31%
                                                                                                                              Pell Grant
                                                                                                        Professionals
                                                                                                                              recipients
                                                        43 regions
                                                                                                        6%                    22%
                                                                                                                              First in
                                                                                                        Graduate
                                                                                                                              family to
                                                                                                        students*
                                                                                                                              attend college
                                                                                     * Note: Percentages do not
                                                                                       add up to 100% as 4% of corps
                                                                                       members were deferrals.




                                                                                                          Teach For America 2011
                                                        Nearly 48,000                                     corps members represent
                                                        Number of applicants                              nearly 700 colleges
                                                        Nearly 5,100                                      and universities, and the
                                                        Number of corps members                           average GPA of incoming
                                                                                                          corps members was 3.6.
                                                                        ALUMNI                                               S TA F F
     0   10000   20000   30000   40000   50000   Nearly               More                         64%                   More
                                                 24,000               than 7,000                   Percentage            than 1,600
                                                 Number of alumni     Number of alumni             of alumni in          Number of staff
                                                                      still teaching               education full-time   members


                                                                    More                   Nearly 130                    36%
                                                 664                                                                     Percentage of staff
                                                 School and         than 50                Number in leadership
                                                                                                                         members who identify
                                                 school system      Number holding         roles in policy, advocacy,
                                                                                                                         as people of color
                                                 leaders            elected office         or government




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                                                                                                                                                                                     AUDITED FINANCIALS
                                                         2011 TOTAL      2010 TOTAL     COST DRIVERS
     REVENUES, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT:
         Contributions                                   $193,503,406    $153,175,324
         Government grants and contracts                   42,874,615      45,995,710
         Fee for service                                   23,198,766      18,232,410                                                      39% Corps Member Development
         Special events, net of direct expenses of
                                                                                                                                           18% Recruitment and Selection
           $1,066,084 and $689,439, respectively            3,380,010       3,767,251
         Contributed goods and services                     4,754,355       1,978,144                                                      17% Institute Training
         Interest and dividend income                         128,762         315,127
         Net (depreciation) appreciation in fair value
                                                                                                                                           9% Fundraising
           of investments                                  [1,398,720]      1,840,779                                                      9% Management and General
         Licensing fees and other revenue                   3,626,368       1,829,122
         Total revenues, gains, and other support        270,067,562     227,133,867                                                       8% Alumni Support

     EXPENSES:
         Program services:
                                                                                        Nearly 75% of our costs are related to recruiting, training, and developing our corps
           Teacher recruitment and selection               37,651,869      25,202,393
                                                                                        members. This figure includes critical investments in national infrastructure, brand,
           Pre-service institute                           33,112,266      29,164,662
                                                                                        and strategy that underpin these efforts.
           Placement, professional development,
             education awards, and other                   91,817,578      83,405,337
           Alumni affairs                                  20,532,707      13,512,240
           Total program services                        183,114,420     151,284,632    REVENUE SOURCES

         Supporting services:
           Management and general                          14,450,804      17,509,606
           Fundraising                                     21,624,070      16,588,882
           Total supporting services                      36,074,874      34,098,488
                                                                                                                                           30% Foundations
                                                                                                                                           27% Individuals
           Total expenses                                219,189,294     185,383,120
           Increase (decrease) in net assets              50,878,268      41,750,747                                                       18% State and District Fees
                                                                                                                                           13% Corporations
           Transfer of net assets - deconsolidation
             of Teach For All, Inc.                        [9,271,742]              -                                                      12% Federal Funding
           Transfer of net assets - consolidation
             of Leadership for Educational Equity             211,968               -
           Change in net assets                           41,818,494      41,750,747

                                                                                        Teach For America raises money nationally and locally from a diverse set of funders,
     Net assets, beginning of year                       309,115,182     267,364,435
                                                                                        with 30% of our operating revenues coming from public sources and 70% from
     Net assets, end of year                             350,933,676     309,115,182
                                                                                        private sources. Seventy-eight percent of our FY11 revenues were generated in direct
                                                                                        support of work in the regions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NATIONAL DONORS
     Teach For America gratefully            Lindy and Michael Keiser            STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY                  ADDITIONAL CORPORATE                     Illinois State Board of Education      Applied Materials Foundation
     acknowledges the support                                                    INVESTORS                             SUPPORTERS
                                             W. K. Kellogg Foundation                                                                                           Kentucky Department                    Apollo Group / University
     of the following individuals,                                                                                                                                of Education                           of Phoenix
                                             Kern Family Foundation              ($1 million+ in in-kind or pro bono   ($5,000 - $99,999 in national support)
     foundations, and corporations                                                                                                                              Louisiana Department                   Clifford and Laurel Asness
                                             John S. and James L. Knight         support)                              Barnes & Noble College
     who have contributed to our                                                                                                                                  of Education
                                               Foundation                                                                Booksellers                                                                   AT&T
     regional and national efforts                                                                                                                              Louisiana Serve Commission
                                             Knowledgent Group                                                         Bessemer Trust                                                                  Elona and Dmitry Balyasny
     between October 1, 2010 and                                                                                                                                Maryland Governor’s Office on
                                             The Lenfest Foundation                                                    BNY Mellon                                                                      Bank of America
     September 30, 2011.                                                                                                                                         Service and Volunteerism
                                             The Medtronic Foundation                                                  BTIG, LLC                                                                       Barclays
                                                                                                                                                                Massachusetts Department
     CHAMPION INVESTORS                      The Mind Trust                                                            Capital Group Companies                   of Education                          Barksdale Reading Institute
                                             Rainwater Charitable Foundation                                             Charitable Foundation                  Massachusetts Department               BBVA Compass
     ($5 million+ in national and regional                                                                                                                       of Elementary & Secondary
                                             Robin Hood Foundation                                                     The Coca-Cola Foundation                                                        Anita and Josh Bekenstein
     support)                                                                                                                                                    Education
                                             Mr. T. Denny Sanford                                                      Credit Suisse                                                                   Belk Foundation
     Laura and John Arnold Foundation                                                                                                                           Mississippi Department of Education
                                             Charles and Lynn Schusterman                                              Heitman LLC                                                                     Bezalel Foundation
     The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation                                                                                                                          New Jersey Commission
                                               Family Foundation                                                       Lotus Bakeries North America                                                    Bezos Family Foundation
     Sue and Steve Mandel                                                                                                                                         on National and Community
                                             State Farm®                                                               Lowe’s Home Improvement                    Service                              John P. Birkelund
     Robertson Foundation
                                             Visa Inc.                                                                 McKinsey & Company                       New Mexico Commission for              The Stephen and Renee Bisciotti
     Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
                                             Wells Fargo                                                               MTV Networks Company                       Community Volunteerism                 Foundation
     The Walton Family Foundation
                                             The Whitman-Harsh Family                                                  Northwestern Mutual Foundation           State of New Mexico, Indian            Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
                                               Foundation                                                                                                         Education Department
                                                                                                                       OneBeacon Charitable Trust                                                      BNY Mellon
     ($1 million - $4,999,999 in national    Zell Family Foundation              NATIONAL CORPORATE                                                             Public Schools of North Carolina
                                                                                 SPONSORS                              Seventh Generation                                                              The Boeing Company
     and regional support)
                                                                                                                                                                State of North Carolina
                                                                                                                       Webkinz Foundation                                                              Scott and Roxanne Bok
     Anonymous (2)
                                             NATIONAL CORPORATE                  ($500,000-$999,999 in national                                                 Office of the State Superintendent     Booth-Bricker Fund
     The Anschutz Foundation                 PARTNERS                            support)                                                                         of Education (D.C.)
                                                                                                                       PUBLIC FUNDERS                                                                  William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
     Cisco                                                                       Amgen Foundation                                                               Oklahoma Community Service
                                             ($1 million+ in national support)                                                                                    Commission                           Bradley Fund of The Community
     Comcast                                                                     The Medtronic Foundation              (Federal Partners)                                                                Foundation for the National
     Community Foundation of                                                                                                                                    OneStar Foundation (Texas)               Capital Region
       Middle Tennessee                                                                                                The Corporation for National
                                                                                                                                                                PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office
                                                                                 NATIONAL CORPORATE                      and Community Service                                                         Jeff Brotman
     Communities Foundation of Texas                                                                                                                              of Citizen Service
                                                                                 SUPPORTERS                                                                                                            Jennifer Brown
                                                                                                                       U.S. Department of Education
     Cornerstone OnDemand                                                                                                                                       United Way Association of
                                                                                                                       (State Supporters)                         South Carolina                       The Brown Foundation, Inc.
       Foundation                                                                ($250,000 - $499,999 in national
                                                                                 support)                              Alabama Governor’s Office of             Texas Education Agency                 The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett
     The Dalio Family Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                                                         Faith-Based and Community                                                       Brown Foundation
     Michael & Susan Dell Foundation                                             FedEx Corporation                                                              State of Tennessee
                                                                                                                         Initiatives                                                                   Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation
     Dream Fund                                                                  Fidelity Investments                                                           Wisconsin National and
                                                                                                                       Alabama State Department                                                        The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck
                                                                                 Gap Inc.                                                                         Community Service Board
     Fidelity Investments                                                                                                of Education                                                                    Foundation, Inc.
     Mary and Paul Finnegan                                                      Goldman Sachs                         Arizona Office of the Governor                                                  Caesars Entertainment
                                                                                 State Farm®                                                                    ANNUAL DONORS
     Doris & Donald Fisher Fund                                                                                        California Volunteers                                                             Corporation

     Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation                                                                                   Connecticut Commission                                                          The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz
                                                                                                                                                                ($100,000 - $999,999 in national and
                                                                                 NATIONAL CORPORATE                      on Community Service                                                            Foundation
     Glenview Capital                                                                                                                                           regional support)
                                                                                 INVESTORS                             State of Delaware                                                               The Louis Calder Foundation
     The Goizueta Foundation                                                                                                                                    The Abell Foundation
                                                                                                                       State of Florida                                                                Capital Group Companies
     Google Inc.                                                                 ($100,000 - $249,999 in national                                               The Ahmanson Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Charitable Foundation
                                                                                 support)                              Volunteer Florida                        Anne & Doug Albrecht
     Hall Family Foundation                                                                                                                                                                            Cargill Foundation
                                                                                 Bank of America                       State of Georgia                         Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
     Helios Education Foundation                                                                                                                                                                       Carnegie Corporation of New York
                                                                                 GE Foundation                         Georgia Commission for Service           Amgen Foundation
     Informatica                                                                                                                                                                                       Daniel Carroll & Stasia
                                                                                                                         and Volunteerism
     Martha and Bruce Karsh                                                      The Lincoln Financial Foundation                                               Anheuser-Busch InBev                     Obremskey
                                                                                                                       Hawai’i Commission on National
     Ewing Marion Kauffman                                                       The Prudential Foundation                                                      Anonymous (12)                         John W. Carson Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                                                         and Community Service
       Foundation                                                                Symantec Foundation


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NATIONAL DONORS
     The Carson Family Charitable      Flamboyan Foundation                 Horning Family Fund                   Marsha and James McCormick            The Rhode Island Foundation          Joyce and Larry Stupski
       Trust                           Foundation for Newark’s Future       Houston Endowment, Inc.               McCormick Foundation                  Sid W. Richardson Foundation         Symantec Foundation
     The Annie E. Casey Foundation     Nancy & Steven Fox                   Houston Livestock Show                Mr. & Mrs. Norman and                 Larry Robbins                        T. Rowe Price Associates
     Harold K. L. Castle Foundation                                          and Rodeo                              Dotty McCulloch
                                       Bobbie and Lew Frankfort                                                                                         Jackie and Levoyd Robinson           Tennessee Charter School
     Chamberlin Family Foundation                                           The Hyde Family Foundations           McGregor Fund                                                                Incubator
                                       Sidney E. Frank Foundation                                                                                       Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
     Champions for Education, Inc.                                          Inasmuch Foundation                   McInerny Foundation                     Foundation For Children            David A. Tepper
                                       Paul Fribourg and Continental
     Mr. Chamberlin and Mrs.            Grain Company                       James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation          The Meadows Foundation                The Roche Foundation                 Mike and Mary Terry Family
       Chamberlin                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation
                                       Mike Fries                           Joyce Foundation                      Rheda Becker and Robert E.            The Rockdale Foundation, Inc.
     The Chartrand Foundation                                                                                       Meyerhoff                                                                Texas Instruments Incorporated
                                       Tom Gamel                            JPMorgan Chase                                                              Rodel Foundation of Delaware
     Chesapeake Energy                                                                                            Minneapolis Foundation                                                     Sandi and John W. Thompson
                                       Gap Inc.                             George Kaiser Family                                                        RosaMary Foundation
     Chevron Corporation                                                      Foundation                          Monsanto Fund                                                              Thunderbirds Charities
                                       Gay and Erskine Love                                                                                             Catherine and William Rose
     Chicago Community Trust            Foundation, Inc.                    Kamehameha Schools                    Morgan Family Foundation                                                   Diane and Gary Tooker
                                                                                                                                                        Deedie and Rusty Rose
     CityBridge Foundation             E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation   David and Angela Kenny                Murphy Foundation                                                          Trafigura Foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Laura Rosenwald
     Adolph Coors Foundation           GE Foundation                        Maureen A. and James A.C.             Nadel and Gussman Energy, LLP                                              Travelers Foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Leslie M. Saiontz
                                                                             Kennedy
     Peter and Marilyn Coors           General Mills Foundation                                                   Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation                                          Washington STEM
                                                                                                                                                        Sharon and Joe Saunders
                                                                            Ted C. Kennedy
     Credit Suisse                     The Glasser & Rosenthal Family                                             The Neuberger Berman                                                       The Wasserman Foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Schlieder Educational Foundation
                                                                            James J. Kim                            Foundation
     Harriett and Hilliard Crews       Georgia Wall Gogel and Don Gogel                                                                                                                      Delores Barr and J. Wayne Weaver
                                                                                                                                                        Charles and Helen Schwab
                                                                            Nancy and Richard Kinder              The Newark Charter School Fund
     Arie & Ida Crown Memorial         Golden LEAF Foundation                                                                                             Foundation                         The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
                                                                            Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C.   Alexandra and John Nichols                                                   Foundation, Inc.
     Zoe and Ernesto Cruz              Goldman Sachs                                                                                                    Timothy R. Schwertfeger
                                                                             Kleberg Foundation                   Kate and Robert Niehaus                                                    Weingart Foundation
     The Cullen Foundation             Goldring Family Foundation                                                                                       The Seattle Foundation
                                                                            Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis          Northrop Grumman Foundation                                                WHH Foundation
     Bev and Larry Dale                The Mike and Gillian Goodrich                                                                                    The Seedlings Foundation
                                                                            The Kresge Foundation
                                        Foundation                                                                Northwestern Mutual Foundation                                             The Joseph B. Whitehead
     Daniels Fund                                                                                                                                       Graham Sharp
                                                                            Larry Kubal                                                                                                        Foundation
                                       Philip L. Graham Fund                                                      Denise Dupre and Mark Nunnelly
     Dave Matthews Band                                                                                                                                 Betsy and George Sherman
                                                                            Sue Lehmann                                                                                                      Ruth and Morris Williams
                                       The Greehey Family Foundation                                              Amy Rath and Scott C. Nuttall
     Jim Davis                                                                                                                                          John and Marny Sherman
                                                                            Mark and Katie Leinweber                                                                                         Williams Foundation
                                       The Grossman Family Foundation                                             Oklahoma Gas and Electric
     The Delaware Business                                                                                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Shiverick
                                                                            Karen Leshner                                                                                                    Jean and Rick Witmer
       Roundtable Education            Cynthia and Ben Guill                                                      James Parsons                         Shumway Capital Foundation
       Committee                                                            The Leon Levine Foundation                                                                                       Woldenberg Foundation
                                       Heather and Paul Haaga                                                     Hadi Partovi                          Annette and Harold Simmons
     Devon Energy Corporation                                               Daniel Lewis                                                                                                     The Wurtele Foundation
                                       Miriam & Peter Haas Fund                                                   The Paulson Family Fund               Mr. Paul E. Singer
     The Dispatch Foundation                                                Kenneth D. Lewis                                                                                                 Yale University
                                       The Ewing Halsell Foundation                                               Peabody Energy                        The Sinquefield Family Foundation
     R. Howard Dobbs, Jr.                                                   Peter B. Lewis                                                                                                   Janine and Jeff Yass
                                       Hamilton Family Foundation                                                 Peacock Foundation, Inc.
       Foundation Inc.                                                                                                                                  The Skillman Foundation
                                                                            The Lincoln Financial Foundation                                                                                 William H. Younger Jr.
                                       Harris Family Foundation                                                   Richard S. Pechter
     Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie                                                                                                                       Ms. Elizabeth Riley and Mr. Daniel
                                                                            Linde Family Foundation                                                                                          The Zeist Foundation
                                       The Hartford Financial Services                                            Nancy Peretsman and Robert W.          E. Smith
     Susan and Thomas Dunn              Group, Inc.                         Lone Pine Foundation                   Scully                               Mr. and Mrs. E. Paul Sorensen
     Emerald Foundation                Hartford Foundation for Public       Longwood Foundation                   The Pershing Square Foundation        South Texas Higher Education
     Emerson                            Giving                              Lowe Foundation                       The Carroll & Milton Petrie             Foundation
     Entergy Charitable Foundation     Hawaii Community Foundation                                                  Foundation
                                                                            Lowe’s Home Improvement                                                     C.D. Spangler Foundation, Inc.
     The Exelon Foundation             Charles Hayden Foundation                                                  Polk Bros. Foundation
                                                                            Lucky Seven Foundation                                                      W.L.S Spencer Foundation
     ExxonMobil Foundation             The Hearst Foundation                                                      Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
                                                                            The Lynch Foundation                                                        Mr. Robert Stansky
     Fedex Corporation                 The Heckscher Foundation                                                   The Prudential Foundation
                                                                            John Manley                                                                 The Starr Foundation
                                        for Children
     Samuel S. Fels Fund                                                                                          Quest Foundation
                                                                            Mr. Martin J. Mannion                                                       State Street Foundation
                                       The Hellman Family Foundation
     Alison & John Ferring                                                                                        Rackspace Hosting
                                                                            Joe and Rika Mansueto                                                       Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Steel
                                       The Leona M. and Harry B.
     First Tennessee Foundation                                                                                   Bruce and Diana Rauner
                                        Helmsley Charitable Trust           Marathon Oil Company                                                        The Steele Foundation
     Courtney Benoist and Jason Fish                                                                              Red Light Management
                                       Leo Hindery, Jr.                     Maritz                                                                      The Aaron and Lillie Straus
     Betty and Davis Fitzgerald                                                                                   Rees-Jones Foundation                   Foundation, Inc
                                       Peter and Julianna Holt              Howard and Nancy Marks
      Foundation




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                                                                                                                          NATIONAL BOARD
     Laura E. Arnold                     Wendy Kopp                            Paula A. Sneed (Vice Chair)
     Co-Founder and Co-Chair             CEO & Founder                         Retired Executive Vice President
     Laura and John Arnold Foundation    Teach For America                     Kraft Foods, Inc.
                                         CEO & Co-Founder
     Thomas H. Castro                    Teach For All                         Sir Howard Stringer
     Founder and CEO                                                           Chairman & Group CEO
     El Dorado Capital, LLC              Sherry Lansing*                       Sony Corporation
                                         CEO
     Maxine Clark                        Sherry Lansing Foundation             Kurt Strovink
     Founder, Chief Executive Bear                                             Director
      & Chairman                         John Legend                           McKinsey & Company
     Build-A-Bear Workshop®              Recording Artist and Philanthropist
                                                                               Lawrence J. Stupski
     Patricia J. Crawford                Sue Lehmann                           Chairman
     Retired - Senior Vice President     Management Consultant                 Stupski Foundation
     Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion
     Wells Fargo                         Michael L. Lomax                      Lawrence H. Summers
                                         President & CEO                       President Emeritus
     Millard S. (Mickey) Drexler         United Negro College Fund             Charles W. Eliot University
     Chairman and CEO                                                           Professor
     J. Crew Group                       Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.                 Harvard University
                                         Managing Partner
     Paul Finnegan                       Lone Pine Capital, LLC                Beverly Daniel Tatum
     Co-CEO                                                                    President
     Madison Dearborn Partners           James M. McCormick                    Spelman College
                                         Founder, CEO & President
     Lew Frankfort                       First Manhattan Consulting Group      Sara Martinez Tucker
     Chairman & CEO                                                            Former Under Secretary
     Coach, Inc.                         Darla Moore                            of Education (2006)
                                         Vice President                        Former President & CEO of the
     David Gergen                        Rainwater, Inc.                        Hispanic Scholarship Fund
     Professor of Public Service
     Director of the Center for Public   Richard D. Parsons                    Gregory W. Wendt
      Leadership                         Senior Advisor                        Senior Vice President
     Harvard University                  Providence Equity Partners, Inc.      Capital Research Company

     Randall H. Harbert                  Richard S. Pechter                    Margaret “Meg” Whitman
     Senior Vice President               Alumnus, Teach For America            President & Chief Executive Officer
     State Farm Insurance Companies      Retired Chairman, DLJ                 Hewlett-Packard Company
                                          Financial Services
     Leo J. Hindery, Jr.                                                       José H. Villarreal
     Managing Partner                    Greg Penner                           Consultant
     InterMedia Partners                 General Partner                       Akin Gump
                                         Madrone Capital Partners
     John Hotchkis*                                                            Jide Zeitlin (Treasurer)
     Founder, Chairman & CEO             Nancy Peretsman                       The Keffi Group Ltd.
     Ramajal, LLC                        Managing Director
                                         Allen & Company, LLC
     Walter Isaacson (Chair)
     President & CEO                     Laurene Powell
     The Aspen Institute                 Co-Founder and President
                                         College Track
     David W. Kenny
     Chairman and CEO                    Arthur Rock
     The Weather Channel Companies       Principal
                                         Arthur Rock & Co.
     Joel Klein
     CEO, Education Division             Vince Roig
     Executive Vice President,           Chairman
      Office of the Chairman             Helios Education Foundation
     News Corporation

     * Emeritus member



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