GuideStar Founder and Chairman Named Nonprofit "Mover and Shaker"

Release date: August 22, 2002
For the third consecutive year, NonProfit Times has named GuideStar founder and board chairman Buzz Schmidt to the NPT Power and Influence Top 50.

"The sector and the public," NonProfit Times states, "turn to GuideStar for images of the most recent Form 990s. It has become a research tool upon which people depend for nearly instant financial data."

This year's list comprises both nonprofit "leaders who blaze trails" and those who "provide the stability and fertile ground from which the sector will continue to grow and flourish." Some of the other honorees include:

  • Nan Aron, founder and president, Alliance for Justice
  • Ami Dar, founder/executive director, Action Without Borders
  • Millard Fuller, cofounder and president, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect, Microsoft Corporation
  • Robert K. Goodwin, president and CEO, the Points of Light Foundation
  • Stephen Goldsmith, special advisor to the president for Faith & Community Initiatives, chair, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Hugh Price, president and CEO, National Urban League
  • Harris Wofford, chairman, America's Promise

About GuideStar

GuideStar is the operating name and registered trademark of Philanthropic Research, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Williamsburg, Virginia. GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. To that end, GuideStar has created and is constantly updating a database of information on all IRS-recognized 501(c) nonprofit organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. The GuideStar database currently comprises information on 1.7 million nonprofit organizations. Basic program and financial data about these organizations are available for free on the GuideStar Web site,

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