Oprah announces $1.15M donation to help minority students attend college

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(CNN Newsource) — Oprah Winfrey announced she will donate $1.15 million to help minority students go to college.

Oprah was speaking at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday when she made the pledge.

The event raised $1.15 million and Oprah matched that amount — bringing the total well over what the group expected to raise.

Funds will benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the United States.

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