Oprah Winfrey announced a donation of $13 million to continue the scholarship program she started at Morehouse College.
Winfrey made the announcement on October 7 while visiting the college for the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program, Morehouse said in a news release. Her latest gift to the college raised her total contribution to $25 million, the “largest endowment in the College’s history.”
The college shared a video of the announcement, which caused an outburst of cheers from the staff, faculty, and students attending the anniversary celebration.
“Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply. I am so proud of you. I am 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,” Winfrey said.
“I was really surprised…
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