Comedian and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he will fund nearly 1,000 South Carolina Projects on DonorsChoose.org.
Colbert partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund every classroom project in South Carolina, according to a release from DonorsChoose.org. The three contributions will fund nearly 1,000 projects for more than 800 teachers at more than 375 schools.
The total amount donated is $800,000, according to the release.
Damon Qualls, a teacher at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, joined Colbert for the surprise announcement, the release said. Qualls has had 126 projects funded on DonorsChoose.org, including five today.