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Media personality Oprah Winfrey has donated $13 million dollars to Morehouse College-an all men’s school on Monday, October 7.
She did the donation, while she paid a visit to the prestigious all men’s historically black college for the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program in contribution to her scholarship program.
The Oprah Winfrey Scholars program started in 1989 and the fund stands at $12 million.her latest donations of $13 million pushed her total investment to $25 million.
According to a news release from the school,the media mogul has the largest endowment at Morehouse College in Atlanta after donating $13 million.
Addressing a room full of Oprah Winfrey scholars on Monday, Oprah said: “Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply. I am so proud of you, I’m proud of everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more clearly who you are, the value you hold and how you will share that value with the rest of the world.”
She continued: “I was really surprised to learn that it has been 30 years since I’ve made that $12 million donation to Morehouse, and so today I would like to add $13 million to that.”
Reacting to Oprah’s donation, Morehouse President David A. Thomas said: “I’m grateful to Oprah Winfrey for her generosity. I am also feeling hopeful for Morehouse and what it has garnered in terms of philanthropic support with gifts like Oprah’s and Robert Smith’s. I am hopeful that this will also get others to step up with their support of Morehouse, but even more broadly, historically black colleges and universities.”