Stephen Colbert Donates $800,000 To South Carolina Schools
Not only is he funny, but Stephen Colbert is a downright awesome guy, too. He announced he would fund every existing grant requested by teachers in South Carolina. Teachers ask for money for their classrooms through the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.
The philanthropic comedian partnered up with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund nearly 1,000 projects for 800 teachers totaling a whopping $800,000! Colbert has a soft spot for the state, being a South Carolina native and an alumni of their public schools. He announced his donation on a live video feed at a surprise event at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville. Everyone was so excited and couldn't be more appreciative of his generous efforts!
H/T USA Today