Oprah do­nates $13 mil. to black col­lege

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE -

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.

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