Meryl Streep Makes a Second $10,000 Donation in Honor of Viola Davis

Thursday, March 1, 2012

For the second time this week, actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 for the benefit of a R.I. educational program dear to her friend, Central Falls native Viola Davis.

"I was pleasantly surprised," said Mariam Z. Boyajian, director of Upward Bound, a program housed at Rhode Island College that helps low-income high school students to attend college. On Monday, Boyajian discovered the check from Streep's Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts.

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