Actor Taye Diggs surprises his former schools in Rochester with $75,000 donation

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) -Syracuse University alum Taye Diggs is giving back to his former middle and high school- School of the Arts in Rochester.  

On Thursday, the actor and singer surprised teachers at the school virtually with a donation of over $75,000.

The donation was part of the adoptaclassroom.org foundation.

“There’s always been a large place in my heart for teachers in general, but I was able to experience how important ,and the power that teachers have, and the influence, when I went to School of the Arts. The mixture of being able to express myself through the arts, but only through amazing teachers, you know, really, really helped shape my life.”

Taye Diggs

The donation will provide each teacher with $750 to help offset out-of-pocket expenses spent each school year.

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