This past Monday, Oprah Winfrey announced that she’s donating millions of dollars to Morehouse College, making her gifts to the school the largest endowment in its history!
The Billionaire Philanthropist gave the HCBU $12 million back in 1989. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the new $13 million pledge will continue her scholarship program at the college, making her total gift $25 million.
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.
“Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply,” Winfrey said Monday before announcing her donation. “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.”
The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program has funded the education of about 600 scholars, the school’s release said, including Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin who was elected in 2017 as the city’s youngest mayor in more than a century.