Oprah Winfrey donates $13m to help brilliant but needy students

Oprah Winfrey donates $13m to help brilliant but needy students

- Notable media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has donated over $13 million to a top university in the US

- Oprah visited Morehouse College to surprise teachers and students with the donation

- The donation brings Oprah's contribution to $25m following a $12m donation she made 30 years ago

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American media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, continues to touch lives with her investment in the next generation and recently visited a university in the US to make a huge donation.

Oprah Winfrey was at Morehouse College to surprise students and teachers with another $13 million donation to continue the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Fund she established 30 years ago.

The media mogul established the scholarship fund in 1989 with an initial $12 million investment.

Becauseofthemwecan.com reports that Winfrey said she initially donated to the school because the school's mission and goal to develop leaders focused on excellence aligned with the lessons she gained as a child.

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Winfrey said seeing young Oprah Winfrey scholars at the graduation moved her greatly.

She revealed her earlier donation of $12 million was made years ago to the college and,''So today I would like to add another $13 million dollars to that.'

''Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply. I am so proud of you, I’m proud of everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more.''

Winfrey's investment brings her total contribution to $25 million.

Again in September 2019, Winfrey made another surprise announcement during a speaking engagement with the United Negro College Fund in North Carolina.

There she matched the local chapter’s fundraising efforts with a donation of $1.15 million.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Mpumi Nobiva, who attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, detailed how she was burdened under black tax.

In a video she shared online, Nobiva said:

“I was heading three households and I had to sit with my family and was like, 'Yo, I love you guys, but right now the way I've set this up is killing me. And I'm sorry. I hope you're going to love me without the house. I don't know when I'm going to buy you a house.' ”

Her video was shared by a social media user, Zinhle, who goes by the Twitter handle @ZinhleLaKhumalo.

Zinhle was touched by Nobiva's honesty and she encouraged other South Africans to follow in her footsteps.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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