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07/20/2010 01:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jessica Posner's 'Do Something' Victory Gives $100K To Kenyan Slum Project

The 2010 Do Something Awards ceremony, hosted by actress Jane Lynch, was a star-studded affair, with appearances by Megan Fox, Snoop Dog, the Jonas Brothers, Alyssa Milano, and a bevy of other household names. The biggest name of the night, however, was Jessica Posner, who won the ceremony's $100,000 grand prize to expand a girls' school in Kibera, Kenya.

Posner moved to Kenya at age 20 to teach theater to children there. She was shocked by the poverty she saw in Kenya's largest slum -- according to the Denver Post, 1.5 million people live in this area the size of Central Park.

Inspired to change lives in this area, she founded Shining Hope for Communities, a nonprofit that builds tuition-free girls schools.

WATCH Posner win the award on VH1.com:

WATCH a video on the construction of the Kibera School for Girls:

Several of the previously mentioned celebrities walked away with awards of their own. Milano won for her active promotion of causes on Twitter. In a follow-up tweet, she wrote that "we" won the award: "My philanthropy is nothing without Twitter and each of you. Thank you."