Oprah gives multimillion-dollar gift to Morehouse

Oprah Winfrey walking the red carpet at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. (Photo by Terry Shropshire for Steed Media)

Just a day after getting one of Tyler Perry’s gigantic 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.

The billionaire media maven, 65, announced she is giving $13 million more to continue the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million since 1989, the largest endowment in the college’s history, according to CNN.

This grand gesture comes just a week after Oprah, who attended an HBCU, gave the United Negro College Fund a million-dollar donation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Winfrey made this latest announcement Monday afternoon to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. The television network founder also met with 47 Oprah Winfrey Scholars whom she affectionately called “sons.”

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Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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