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Help Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert raise money for DonorsChoose.org and Stephen Colbert will sing Rebecca Black’s “Friday” with The Roots!

Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert recently announced that they’ve become Best Friends Forever (for Six Months) and are generously donating each others’ time & money to DonorsChoose.org.

Last week, Stephen announced that Jimmy had matched Stephen’s gift of $26,000 from the proceeds of a Colbert portrait sold at auction. Unfortunately, Stephen did not tell this to Jimmy.

However, Jimmy is very excited to raise the money for DonorsChoose.org and greatly appreciates the work his BFF (for six months) has done on his behalf.

So, as announced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, if the Fallon / Colbert Project can raise $26,000 by this Friday April 1st, Stephen Colbert has graciously agreed to sing Rebecca Black’s “Friday” accompanied by the Roots.

Please donate! And thank you so much!

PS, this is not an April Fools joke.

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Thank You!

The Colbert/Fallon project reached its 26,000 goal last night!

Impact:

Donated: $26,043
Donors: 895

Students Reached: 12,013 ?

Editor’s Note: We’re blown away by how fast the Colbert Nation rallied $26,000 USD to match the auction sale price of Stephen’s treasured portrait at Phillips de Pury last week, with all proceeds to benefit DonorsChoose.org projects involving art in schools. Yesterday we attended a grant-writing workshop hosted by the Grants Pass Museum of Art, presented by the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust, and learned that when it comes to funding for the arts in schools, well, there’s virtually no funding for the arts in schools. We thought it was important to share this, partly due to the innovative manner in which these two personalities found to give, to, like them, draw your attention to DonorsChoose.org, where you can post your own project to be funded or donate to a project that speaks to you (and many projects will receive matching funds for your donation from corporate givers like Bing), to draw your attention to ways you can help support the arts in Oregon schools, and because one of the projects helped by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon and its wonderful comments by donors caught our eye (below). You can follow any of the projects Stephen and Jimmy’s project benefited to read how these gifts changed things for those who requested them and their students by going to DonorsChoose.org and clicking the “Learn more about the Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Projectlink. As the OAC and OCT representatives told us yesterday, it doesn’t matter if it’s $5.00, every bit helps – so please, visit DonorsChoose.org, pick an arts-related project which speaks to you, and GIVE! Then go to the Oregon Arts Commission website and match your gift! Then go the the Oregon Cultural Trust website and GIVE AGAIN! ART MATTERS!

Paint, Paint , And More Paint!

Classroom project requested by Mrs. L. on Dec 6, 2010

My Students: Can you imagine a life without color and creativity? Many of my students have never tapped into their creative element. Most feel like they cannot draw or paint; however, after basic instruction and time to experiment with various media, they begin to discover art.

Our student body is diverse–African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic. Most receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many students struggle to make ends meet. Charging a fee for art supplies is out of the question. This year Visual Arts was not funded in respect to art supplies. I am imploring people and businesses in our community to contribute to our need; however, last spring our town was ravaged by a powerful tornado. The needs of those who lost everything in this storm took precedence in regard to donations from the community. I have exposed my students to professors, organized workshops with local artists, and assisted some students with scholarship applications for college. They need to know that their needs are important to us as teachers. No matter what their circumstances in life, I want to help them achieve high goals, develop creative thought processes, and ultimately assist them in becoming productive citizens.

My Project: My students have never received instruction in Visual Arts until they come to my class in high school. When they enter my classroom they are excited yet intimidated. After receiving instruction they often surprise themselves with their abilities to create art. I attempt to link other subject areas to art such as color theory with science. They are exposed to the unconscious effect that color and design play in the world of advertisement. Students develop high-order thinking skills as they plan their projects. Being able to solve problems as they develop their art projects translates into other subject areas (and life in general). It is amazing to see the development that takes place in our small classroom. Sometimes students find a vent for the stresses in their lives through art.

As my students develop creative skills, they begin to develop a well-rounded life. They realize they are capable of great things and can solve problems by learning to develop methods of analytical thinking. My desire is that my students explore, experiment and challenge themselves in all areas of their lives. Art is one means of reaching that goal. By providing paint, paper, canvases, tape paint trays and brushes they can render their ideas artistically.

DonorsChoose.org
Good news: Project fully funded!
11 hours ago Chris Stewart from Ashburn, VA gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because someone once gave me a blank sheet of paper and asked me to draw something. The seed was planted and 40 years later I still love the arts.”
11 hours ago Brenda and Tim from Washington gave
“I donated because the project will bring important learning opportunities to the classroom.”
11 hours ago Kimberly Brillhart from Grapevine, TX gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I helped because I’m a strong believer in education.”
11 hours ago Christie from North Carolina gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because everyone should have the opportunity to create something. “
11 hours ago A donor from CA gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because I think art is important.”

11 hours ago Coleman J LeMaster from Mississippi gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I donated because I want to support kids in Mississippi.”
11 hours ago A donor from OH gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I helped because I’m a strong believer in Visual Arts education.”
11 hours ago Stacey from Caro, MI gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I donated because I want to support kids in Mississippi.”

11 hours ago Melissa from Illinois gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because there is no higher education without creativity through art. I’ve had some truly inspirational and pivotal art teachers in my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. Find your passion and follow it!!!”
11 hours ago 1LT Lagarce from North Carolina gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because creativity and art are a valuable part of life and learning for every child. You all have creativity within you, which can lead to new innovations and solutions for the future of society.”
11 hours ago Jay Archibald from California gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because everybody should have an art teacher who inspired them to create. Creation is the opposite of destruction!”
11 hours ago A donor from LA gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because Teachers help us to make sense of a chaotic world where, without them, we’d otherwise be lost.”
11 hours ago Shawn S. from California gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
11 hours ago Alexandra Miletta from Great Neck, NY gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because I believe in the arts and I believe in you!”
11 hours ago Tim Kiczek from Las Vegas, NV gave
“I gave to this project because I am an art teacher too and these supplies are essential!”
11 hours ago A donor from MD gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
11 hours ago Deborah Green from Michigan gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because I appreciated having the opportunities I had in school. Art is a great feeling.”
11 hours ago Nora Widener from Washington gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
11 hours ago kelly angard from Colorado gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because as a professional artist, I know that a creative vision only comes to fruition when it has the right tools and supplies…”
11 hours ago Laura Iwanaga from California gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because I believe in the future of our children. “
11 hours ago Jennifer Day from Illinois gave supporting The Jimmy Fallon / Stephen Colbert Project
“I gave to this project because every kid should get to paint.”
2 days ago A donor from NJ gave
“I donated because the project will bring important learning opportunities to the classroom.”
Feb 27 Rodney Clark from Dallas, TX gave
“I gave to this project because the arts are important and too often the first place to cut. I grew up in Jackson and want the kids in Yazoo City to have the same opportunties to learn about art that I did.”
Jan 26 Barry Dubbs from Pennsylvania gave

“I gave to this project because all children should have multiple ways to express themselves.”

Jan 15 Donna from Meridian, MS gave
“I gave to this project because I have always encouraged my children to be creative, too often the arts are neglected in school. “
Jan 12 Mrs. L. the Teacher
“Just wanted to thank you for your generosity towards my students. It’s people like you that continue to make a difference in the lives of young people! I appreciate your contribution. Mrs. L”
Jan 11 Candice Jackson from Wood River, IL gave
“I gave to this project because I believe in cultural education projects and encouraging Mississippi students!”

Jan 9 Ann D an associate at donorschoose.org verified the cost of the requested supplies and posted this project.

Jan 9 Jed D a volunteer at donorschoose.org reviewed the project essay and sent follow-up questions if needed.
Please notify our staff of any messages or photos of concern.

Dec 6, 2010 Mrs. L. – Teacher

Project Details

Materials Vendor Price # Total
INTERTAPE MASK TAPE/18MMX60YD 3/4IN Blick Art Materials $0.76 12 $9.12
MAVALUS TAPE/YLW 3/4INX360IN Blick Art Materials $2.80 10 $28.00
ACADEMY WC/SET10 Blick Art Materials $24.99 5 $124.95
BLICK STU WC PAPER/WHT 15X22 90LB EACH Blick Art Materials $0.25 100 $25.00
PLASTIC PAINT TRAYS/10 WELLS/10PK Blick Art Materials $11.78 3 $35.34
BLICKRYLIC/BASIC PINT SET/6 Blick Art Materials $19.54 2 $39.08
BLICKRYLIC/MIXING PINT SET/6 Blick Art Materials $19.54 2 $39.08
DB ECONO CANVS PANEL/9X12 24PK Blick Art Materials $13.60 5 $68.00
REEVS BRUSH FLAT/RND/NYLN 144CT SCHOOL PK Blick Art Materials $63.39 1 $63.39
Vendor Shipping Charges ? $0.00
State Sales Tax ? $30.24
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ? $6.48
Fulfillment Labor & Materials ? $35.00
Project Cost Excluding Donation to Support DonorsChoose.org $503.68
Optional Donation to Support DonorsChoose.org ? $88.88
Project Cost Including Donation to Support DonorsChoose.org ? $592.56
27 Donors -$592.56
To Go $0.00
Level: Grades 9-12
County: Yazoo
District: Yazoo Co School District
Zip: 39194-4476
Teacher’s funded projects: 1
Thank-you punctuality: N/A ?
Subject: Visual Arts (in Music & The Arts), Special Needs (in Special Needs)
Resource: Supplies (Enrichment)
Students reached: 95
Used by future students? Yes
Requested: Jan 07, 2011 |
Expiration: Jun 06, 2011

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