For nearly a decade, Stephen Colbert sat at a desk hosting his amusing late night talk-show on the cable channel Comedy Central. Though many don’t agree with his politics, everyone is talking about his latest contribution to education in his home state.

He’s using the money raised from auctioning that desk to help fulfill every grant request made by South Carolina public school teachers.

The donation of $800,000 will fund nearly 1,000 projects in more than 375 schools.

(READ the full story in the Washington Post)

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