Stephen Colbert Funds 1,000 Projects for South Carolina Teachers

May 7, 2015 6:11 PM

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The comedian and future host of the Late Show announced Thursday that he will fund all grant requests made by South Carolina public school teachers on crowd-funding website Donorschoose.org. The generous gift will fund the projects of more than 800 teachers and cost Colbert, a South Carolina native, a total of $800,000, The Greenville News reports.

Colbert, who serves on the board of directors of Donorschoose, made the surprise announcement through a live stream broadcast at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2011, Colbert partnered with Jimmy Fallon to raise money for Donorschoose, and as a result the world got this...

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