Jimmy Fallon Donates 100,000 Dollars to Saugerties Alma Mater
The gift will go to the high school’s art program and TV studio.
Comedian and television host Jimmy Fallon is giving back to his Hudson Valley hometown.
The Associated Press reported that Fallon, who’s hosted NBC’s The Tonight Show since 2014, has donated $100,000 to Saugerties High School, his alma mater. The gift will go toward the school’s art program and its TV studio.
The “Tonight Show” host is a 1992 graduate of Saugerties High School. Way back in eighth grade, people knew he was destined for television: his yearbook from St. Mary of the Snow parochial school prophesied that Fallon was “most likely to replace David Letterman” on Late Night.
Ever the comedian, Fallon said “if anyone there wants to return the favor with a statue of me or something, I’m totally cool with that, too,” the Associated Press reported.
Instead of a statue, Saugerties Superintendent Seth Turner joked that he’d eliminate Fallon’s disciplinary record in return.
Check out this hilarious video starring Fallon's 9th grade math teacher and 11th grade English teacher.