Stephen Colbert Donates $800K to School Teachers, Proves He's the Best

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 2:55 PM PDT, May 07, 2015
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Stephen Colbert is giving back in one of the best ways.

Just when the former Colbert Report host could not seem like a greater guy, he gave the ultimate gift for Teacher Appreciation Week. The TV personality announced on Thursday that he is going to help fund every grant request on the from local public school teachers in South Carolina.

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South Carolina is especially close to Colbert as he an alum of their school system, and he found a way to use his former Comedy Central show to help.

"Using the proceeds of the sale of my old set on the 'Colbert Report' that we auctioned off, and the generous matching funds from the Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects in South Carolina schools," Colbert said in a surprise announcement that aired in Alexander Elementary school in Greenville. "Enjoy your learning, South Carolina!"

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The grants will reportedly fund everything from books to school supplies, school-branded clothing and professional development for teachers.

Talk about a way to thank your teachers!

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