- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Money from the auction of the desk and set of “The Colbert Report” will help thousands of school kids in comedian Stephen Colbert’s native South Carolina.

Colbert announced on Thursday that, along with donations from Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, $800,000 has been raised to fund every classroom project South Carolina teachers listed on the DonorsChoose.org site.

DonorsChoose.org is a crowdfunding nonprofit where teachers list projects and donors can support them. The money will help pay for nearly 1,000 projects from more than 800 teachers at more than 375 South Carolina schools.

Colbert, a native of Charleston, is a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors. The set and his desk were auctioned after “The Colbert Report” ended last December.

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