Colbert Helps Fund School Grants In South Carolina

NEW YORK (Celebrityaccess) — Now that he's not using it any more, comedian Stephen Colbert has auctioned off the desk and stage set from his former show, "The Colbert Report," and will use the proceeds to assist schools in his home state of South Carolina.

Colbert's cash, along with money raised by Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, amount to more than $800,000 and will fund every single classroom project that South Carolina teachers sought funding for on DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org is a crowd-funding website that allows teachers to list projects and seek donors to provide financial support. 800 South Carolina teachers had almost 1,000 projects listed on the site.

A native of Charleston, Colbert is a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors, and until recently, the host of long-running Comedy Central talk show The Colbert Report. Last year, Colbert was announced as the replacement for the retiring David Letterman on CBS's The Late Show. – Staff Writers

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