Tyler Perry donates $100k to Ohio Schools

Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at an assembly and donating $100,000 to help fund after-school activities in the city’s South-Western schools on Friday, May 24, 2013.

Perry was drawn to Finland Middle School after seeing an HBO segment about teacher Mary Mulvany, who started a foundation to raise scholarship money for athletics and extra-curricular activities.

Perry, who is best known for playing Madea, a sassy strong-willed grandmother, tried to inspire hope in the assembled group of middle schoolers.

He told the excited students and staff that he was moved by their plight and wants to give opportunities to as many students as he can.
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