We wonder if any of Denzel Washington's old professors would have guessed how much money he'd be putting back into their work.
The Oscar-winning actor recently donated $2.25 million to the theatre department at Fordham University.
$25,000 of the gift will go to a worthy undergraduate theatre student in the form of scholarship. The rest will be used to create the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.
Television and Broadway actress Phylicia Rashad has already filled the chair position! One of her duties includes teaching the class "Creating a Character."
I wanted to create the Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship and Chair in Theatre at Fordham in order to offer the next generation of students positive influences. Phylicia Rashad, as the inaugural holder of the chair, will provide the care, compassion and that extra push to help take students where they’re meant to go.
Damn! Niice Denzel! We wish more would do something like this!
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