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Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 to a School From Viola Davis’s Hometown

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Best Actress Award for 'The Iron Lady' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Meryl Streep's self-deprecation at the Oscars apparently wasn't for show. The new Oscar winner so respected Best Actress front-runner Viola Davis's performance (okay, we're speculating a bit here, but ... ) that she donated $10,000 to a bankrupt charter school Davis has been championing in her hometown of Central Falls, Rhode Island. The Segue Institute for Learning is understandably psyched, Reuters reports: "We've just been screaming from the rooftops," said Angelo Garcia, director of operations and the school's founder. "We're excited Meryl Streep has gotten the ball rolling for us, but we recognize there's a long road ahead of us." Pretty, pretty classy, Meryl.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images