Oprah Winfrey donates $13 million to Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey is getting behind historically black colleges and universities in a big way.

Interested in Oprah?

Add Oprah as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Oprah news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Last month, Winfrey donated more than $1 million to the United Negro College Fund for scholarships to HSBUs.

And on Monday, she announced she would give $13 million to her scholarship program at Morehouse College — a private, historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Georgia — three decades after she first set up the program with a $12 million donation.

Her new contribution brings her total investment to $25 million — the largest endowment in Morehouse’s history.

After meeting 47 of her Oprah Winfrey Scholars, Winfrey explained why she felt compelled to help the students.

“I understand that African-American men are an endangered species,” she said, according to a release from the university. “They are so misunderstood. They are so marginalized.”

“Where and when I can lend support to try to change that image, I do,” she continued. “That is what Morehouse is doing. It is saying ‘This is who we really are.'”

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.

“Spent a day marinating in black excellence with these gorgeous, promising, young men at @morehouse1867,” she wrote.

“They honored me with roses, a song, and a portrait for a scholarship fund I set up 30 years ago,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see what they do with their future.”

Read More

Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin Tucker

I am Benjamin Tucker and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Block Chains Job with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Services” category.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *