Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com
Charles Barkley announces both a $1 million donation to two historically Black colleges, Clark Atlanta University and Alabama A&M University.
NBA Hall of Famer and co-host of “Inside The NBA” Charles Barkley announced on Tuesday that he would make the donation. The news broke while in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama on sports station WJOX-FM 94.5. Barkley made the donation in support of Giving Tuesday.
“We are delighted to receive this generous gift from Mr. Barkley,” said Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson. “This gift reflect Barkley’s tremendous heart and his desire to make a significant, positive, and lasting difference in the lives of others. It is a testament to the important of the transformative impact of CAU on its students, surrounding community, the nation and beyond.”
In 2015, Barkley made a similar donation to both Morehouse College and his alma mater Auburn University.
Charles Barkley just announced on our show he is donating $1 Million to both @aamuedu and @CAU. Always a generous guy.— JOX Roundtable (@JOXRoundtable) November 29, 2016
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