Teach for America Taps Titans

No. 10 on our list of the Best Places to Launch a Career, the nonprofit is raking in big bucks and raising its profile

The scene is a swanky dinner party at the Waldorf Astoria. Seated around the hotel’s glamorous ballroom are such titans of finance as Cerberus Capital chief Stephen Feinberg (days after his firm purchased a majority stake in Chrysler Group), Wachovia (WB) Chairman Ken Thompson , and Jon Winkelried, president of the Goldman Sachs Group (GS). What event brought out New York's A-list financiers? A benefit for Teach for America, the nonprofit organization founded by a Princeton University senior to recruit college grads to teach in low-income communities across the U.S. for two-year commitments.

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