In the subject of giving back, Stephen Colbert definitely gets an A.
The future host of "Late Show" announced on Thursday (May 7) that he will fund all of the grant requests made by South Carolina’s public school teachers made on the crowd-funding site DonorsChoose.org.
How's that for Teacher Appreciation Week?
Colbert revealed the surprise via live video feed at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville.
“Using the proceeds of the sale of my old set from the ‘Colbert Report’ that we auctioned off and the generous matching funds from the The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects in South Carolina public schools,” he said. “Enjoy your learning, South Carolina.”
The projects were created by 800 teachers on the crowdfunding non-profit requesting new books, school-branded clothing, classroom supplies and other materials their students need to learn.
"There are going to be some happy, happy teachers across the state," said state schools Superintendent Molly Spearman. "This is Teacher Appreciation Week, so what a great way to say 'thank you, teachers, for what you're doing every day.'"