Oprah Winfrey surprises top varsity; donates $13m to help brilliant but needy students (video)

Oprah Winfrey surprises top varsity; donates $13m to help brilliant but needy students (video)

- Notable media mogul, Oprah Winfrey has donated over N4,686,500,000 ($13m) to a top university in the US

- Oprah Winfrey 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

American media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Wifrey, continues to touch lives with her investment in the next generation and has 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 donations 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 CBS46, 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.

Winfrey said seeing young Oprah Winfrey scholars at the matriculation 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, Legit.ng had reported that Oprah Winfrey offered to help African women with her influence, money and platform.

Winfrey said she is using the Oprah Winfrey Foundation to launch a fellowship to empower African women who are in the public service sector. The fellowship comes with the opportunity for the women to study tuition-free at New York University’s Wagner graduate school of public service.

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