Oprah Donates More Than $1 Million To United Negro College Fund

October 1, 2019
Oprah is gifting $1 million to support HBCUs.

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In a surprise announcement during the United Negro College Fund Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Oprah Winfrey pledged to match $1.15 million in funding towards HBCUs.

 “I believe in the power of education, there is nothing better than to open the door for someone,” Winfrey said during the event.

Her donation doubled the funds raised to total nearly 2.3 million.

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