Actress Elizabeth Taylor is giving a large donation to the Alliance for Christian Education.
Taylor, an Academy Award winning actress who is of the Jewish faith, says she was inspired by President Obama's call for Americans to break down barriers that divide us.
Her gift of $100,000 will fund scholarships at the alliance's Providence Hall Christian High School in California.
The school's head master calls Taylor's gift "an answer to prayer."
The school's Web site says it is "unapologetically committed to an evangelical Christian faith and to helping students "grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ."