We’re all still sad to see Jon Stewart leave “The Daily Show,” but it’s not all tears and sniffles. What many viewers don’t know is that the final show taping also raised a boatload of money for a very worthy cause.
Stewart teamed up with the fundraising platform Omaze to raise money for New York Collaborates For Autism (NYCA), a charity near and dear to him. Over 47,000 people in 78 countries donated money for the chance to win a ticket to the final show taping, where they would get to meet Jon and hang around on set.
When all was said and done, they raised $2,235,520.
“Over the last 16 years, no one has done more than Jon to engage people around the issues that truly impact our lives,” said Matt Pohlson, co-founder of Omaze. “It’s fitting that he leveraged his final show to raise over $2M for this incredible cause.”
Source: Huffington Post