Oprah donates $13 mil. to black college
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college.
Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the allmale college 30 years ago. She was meeting with 47 students already benefiting from the existing endowment.
Morehouse President David Thomas says Winfrey’s endowment has paid to educate almost 600 students over the past three decades.
Winfrey’s announcement came weeks after Morehouse announced it would cut some employee salaries and retirement contributions to increase student aid, and eliminate some jobs.