From the Healing Improv Facebook Page:
Yesterday Healing Improv received an unexpected surprise in the mail from “The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund” of Coastal Community Foundation. It was a grant for $10K to further our mission of bringing Comedy Improv Grief Workshops to people struggling with grief. It was completely unexpected, and an amazing end of year surprise. If you would like to join Mr. Colbert in supporting Healing Improv and benefit from an end of year tax break, you can make a donation through Pay Pal here and they will match an additional 1% of all donations made through December 31st, 2014.
On August 15th, 2014 Melinda Gates nominated Stephen Colbert, Katie Couric, Yuri Milner and Phoebe Gates to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Naturally, our fearless leader accepted the challenge!
Own a piece of ‘Own a Piece of Histor-Me’ by bidding on the interview table featured on ‘The Colbert Report’ from 2010 – 2013, which comes ‘complete with scratches that Stephen made himself! Includes a list of 450 names of people who sat at the table, notarizing it along with Stephen’s signature and photo. Brings a whole new meaning to “farm to table”!‘.
All profits from the winning bid will go towards Farm Aid, a non-profit organisation which aims to build a vibrant, family-farm centered system of agriculture in America, providing emergency relief, counseling, education and legal aid to farmers in crisis.
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The eagle eyed Hubsters out there may have noticed that lately Stephen Colbert has been sporting some new wrist bling. After much speculation at their meaning(s) and origins(s), I thought it was high time to do a round-up post detailing the latest editions to Stephen’s beloved wrist.
Gen Connect talks to CEO Charles Best about the impact of DonorsChoose, and how Stephen Colbert is one of the organizations most active cheerleaders, at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Stephen Colbert is, according to Best, one of their hardest working board members. In addition to giving every guest who appears on “The Colbert Report” a DonorsChoose gift card, Colbert “has probably done about ten different campaigns, promotions, stunts, that have driven millions of dollars to classroom projects on our site,” Best says. “Everything from a philanthropic presidential straw poll to an armed forces ‘smack down’ to see who could support more military children.”
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reddit user katiecsaylor posted this touching photo of her younger sister with Stephen Colbert, taken before Wednesday night’s show. Having recently lost their father to cancer, katiecsaylor’s sister wrote Stephen a letter explaining that she and her father watched the show every night together before he passed away. In the letter, she also included one of the bracelets that she started marking to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which Stephen has worn every night for the past three months. At 11 years old, she was too young to be apart of the studio audience, but Stephen invited her to the show nonetheless, where she watched back stage. To make him feel better about losing his mother, she also gave Stephen a stuffed eagle, which he named after her and put on his desk.
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Ever wanted to hang out backstage at ‘The Colbert Report’ with Stephen Colbert? Well now is your chance!!
Omaze are giving one lucky person and a friend the chance to win VIP tickets to a live taping of ‘The Colbert Report’, and the chance to go behind the scenes with Stephen Colbert. The prize includes airfare to New York City and a 4-star hotel for the winner and their friend.
Every 100 entries received will sponsor a full after school arts program for a low-income public school in New York or Los Angeles, benefiting the ‘Urban Arts Partnership’, which aims to ‘advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.’
Enter to Win: [Link]
Entries close on Friday, July 12th