NBC News anchor Brian Williams made his first public appearance since he was suspended from the network in February.
The 55-year-old attended a fundraising gala to raise money for his alma mater, Mater Dei High School in New Jersey. The high school will close in June - its 50th anniversary - if administrators fail to come up with $1 million.
He told The Two River Times, "It's been a very, very important part of my life. I had four great years here. I did not know it then, but it was the last degree I'd ever earn. It's a wonderful school, and it should be open for a long time, for everybody."
Williams made a sizable donation of $50,000 - despite not receiving a salary during his six-month suspension from NBC.
Prep school officials say they have raised more than $900,000 through numerous events and expect to reach the $1million goal before June.
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