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USA Today: Colbert inspires celebrity flash funding for schools


Flash-mob style funding isn't something we hear about often, or ever, but that's exactly what #BestSchoolDay is doing.

Last year, Stephen Colbert unexpectedly announced he was fully funding all South Carolina grant requests on the teacher crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. His generosity stunned teachers in South Carolina and inspired the #BestSchoolDay movement.

The movement lets celebrities, athletes and business leaders partner with the website to fund grant requests in communities that are important to them. On CBS This Morning Thursday, Colbert announced that $14 million had been donated to more than 11,000 projects across 47 states and D.C.

More than 50 celebrities, athletes and philanthropists donated.

Read the full story on USA Today.

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