Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at historically black college

Elias Hubbard
October 10, 2019

Oprah Winfrey has come through for Atlanta's Morehouse College since donating a whopping $13 million to the historically black college, marking the largest endowment in the college's history, CNN reports.

"Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply", Winfrey said Monday before announcing her donation.

The 47 scholars in attendance, whom she called "sons", each gave Winfrey a rose, and the school unveiled a portrait to honor Winfrey for her support.

Just a day after getting one of Tyler Perry's enormous sound stages named in her honor in Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey handed off a gift in the form of another multimillion-dollar gift to iconic Morehouse College.

Morehouse President David Thomas says Winfrey's endowment has paid to educate nearly 600 students over the past three decades.

This is the second major donation to Morehouse this year, with billionaire Robert Smith paying off the student loan debt of every 2019 Morehouse graduate in May.

Smith and his family donated $34 million to a fund to erase student debt for parents whose children attend the college, the school said in a release last month. "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".

The college also presented Winfrey with a painting of her likeness, which she reposted on her Instagram along with a video from the event, during which she received roses from her scholars. Can't wait to see what they do with their future.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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