Denzel Washington donates millions to Fordham. (Getty)

The Associated Press is reporting that Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has donated $2.5 million to his alma mater, Fordham University. Washington earned a Bachelor of Arts in drama and journalism from Fordham in 1977. He donated $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.

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, best known for her work on The Cosby Show, has joined the school's faculty as the first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.

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Kudos to Washington for remembering where he came from by giving back to his alma mater what was given to him: opportunity on the student and faculty level.

Read more at Yahoo News.

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