This Was Almost More Than I Could Handle

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Just like Corky the dog being overwhelmed by the combination of a cat, a mailman, and squirrels, I thought my head was going to explode while watching last night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

One of his guests was Anna Kendrick, my favorite actress and someone I’ve mentioned a few times in previous posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,  and here – maybe I’ve got a problem…).

Anna has a great sense of humor, and an incredible voice (which she got to show off in a duet with Colbert).

The show could have ended right there, and I would have been a happy guy. But after the commercial break, Colbert revealed that he and Anna both share DonorsChoose.org as a favorite charity.

DonorsChoose is also my favorite charity, and I’ve written before what a wonderful an organization it is. There’s not many things more rewarding than receiving hand written thank you notes from 7-10 year olds.

A DonorsChoose.org board member since 2009, Colbert inspired #BestSchoolDay, a call to action for people to fund supplies and resources for classrooms in need across America. Fifty-eight celebrities, athletes, business executives and more have joined in the cause, committing over $14 million to flash fund over 11,000 projects in communities spanning 47 states and D.C.

It seems like a great initiative, and the list of those who have committed to helping fund these projects is provided here.

The last part of the Colbert show was having many of these celebrities, athletes, and business executives appear on the show and share what projects they have funded. It was great to see such a diverse group of individuals committed to such a worthwhile cause.

Here’s a video clip of that part of the show.

Anna Kendrick and DonorsChoose.org on the same show; my head didn’t explode, but it was certainly a highlight of my week.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

2 thoughts on “This Was Almost More Than I Could Handle”

  1. Well, I’ve discovered two wonderful things today: Anna Kendrick (whom I know you’ve written about before, but I didn’t click through, I guess) and donorschoose.org.

    Anna was a delight to watch on the Colbert show, and I loved hearing about those projects funded across the country.

    Thanks for the tips!




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