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John Legend Donates $500K to Hometown’s School District


ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Legend has is giving back to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio. The singer recently donated $500,000 through his Show Me Campaign to the city’s school district, which is the same district from which Legend graduated.

According to the Dayton Daily News, Legend’s donation will go toward the renovation of the Auditorium at The Springfield Center for Innovation: The Dome.

“I went to Springfield North and we had an auditorium that I personally used a lot, whether it was in talent shows, theater productions, show choir or school choir,” he said. “The auditorium was really important to me and really central to my experience at school.”

After renovations are completed, there will be a 700-seat auditorium named the John Legend Theater, where student productions will be hosted by community organizations.

The district is accepting matching donations, learn more at


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