Now this is what I’m talking about! Denzel Washington is giving $2.25 million to Fordham University, his alma mater.
The actor has given $2 million to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre, and another $250,000 to establish a scholarship for a minority undergraduate student studying theater at Fordham.
Phylicia Rashad, (Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,”) is now the school’s first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.
Washington says he owes his career to the late Bob Stone, who was a theater professor at Fordham, for inspiring him.