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Stephen Colbert Grants Wishes For S. Carolina Public School Teachers

Colbert made the announcement on a live video feed Thursday at a surprise event at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville.
Stephen Colbert Grants Wishes For S. Carolina Public School Teachers

What a nice man. And I love DonorsChoose.org, you should check it out:

Comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would fund every existing grant request South Carolina public school teachers have made on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.

Colbert made the announcement on a live video feed Thursday at a surprise event at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville.Colbert partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at over 375 schools, totaling $800,000.Colbert, a South Carolina native, announced the funding at a conference in New York hosted by DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding non-profit where teachers create projects requesting materials and experiences their students need to learn, and donors support the projects that inspire them.

Damon Qualls, a teacher at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, joined Colbert for the surprise announcement in New York. Qualls has had 126 projects funded on DonorsChoose.org, including five projects from today's announcement.


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