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BELL Selected for Education Fund at Bright Funds

SAN FRANCISCO - December 4, 2012 - BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) was selected to be a part a new and innovative giving platform, Bright Funds. BELL joins a select group of high-performing nonprofits in the new education fund at Bright Funds.

Bright Funds enables donors to invest in "mutual funds" of the world's high-impact nonprofits through an online technology platform that integrates seamlessly into social media and employee benefit systems. The platform makes it easier for prospective donors to access a pre-vetted set of high-performing, responsible nonprofits. Donations flow through to BELL based on the amount donors invest through Bright Funds, and the allocation of their donation across issue areas and organizations in the education fund.

"BELL is certainly honored to be a part of the education fund at Bright Funds," explains Tiffany Gueye, Ph.D., BELL's CEO. "There is tremendous potential in the organization's holistic and diverse approach. It changes the giving equation. Instead of thinking about philanthropy in terms of which nonprofit to donate to, with Bright Funds, it's about choosing a cause you believe in and investing in an ecosystem of the best nonprofit solutions out there."

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About Bright Funds: Founded in February of 2012 and based in San Francisco, California, Bright Funds is a better way to give, helping people direct their charitable giving to the causes they care about. With Bright Funds, individuals and employees create personalized giving portfolios and contribute to thoroughly researched funds of highly effective nonprofits, all working to address the greatest challenges of our time. In one platform, Bright Funds brings together the power of research, the reliability of a trusted financial service, and the convenience of centralized contributions and tax reporting. Learn how you can invest in a better world at brightfunds.org, and follow @brightfunds on twitter.