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Save the schools, Donorchoose.org teams up with the Gates Foundation

April 23, 2009

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates, announced Tuesday to donate 4.1 million dollars  to donoorchoose.org, a nonprofit organization aimed to gather funds for public schools in America.

The event on Tuesday took place in a New York high school, where comedian and donorchoose board member Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report,  served as the moderator.

The announced grant is projected to be able to help more than 17,000 classroom projects across the United States.

This was not the first time Stephen Colbert had worked with donorchoose, as he had held his own donation event just a few month back, during his coverage of the presidential election in Philadelphia. He urged his Colbertnation to vote on the nominees of the democrat primaries through the form of donations, which granted him a spot on the board of directors.

(Sources: The Associated Press)

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