Oprah Shares Wealth With Poor Atlanta School

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Oprah is up to her old tricks of blessing the less fortunate, and this time the recipients are children in Atlanta:

ATLANTA – Parents, teachers and students at an innovative Atlanta private school in one of Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods cried tears of joy yesterday when they learned that Oprah Winfrey had donated $365,000.

“We teach school all day and fund-raise at night,” said Ron Clark, who finds private donors to pay most of the $14,000 annual tuition for each student. “To have an unsolicited gift come like that is incredible.”

“Everything they learn is enhanced because of the teachers’ dedication and creativity,” said a tearful Gloria Nesmith, whose son, Cameron, is a fifth-grader at the academy. “And Oprah noticed. I’m just overwhelmed.”

When all else fails, Oprah always comes through. Maybe she can find a way to help out our brothers and sisters in the “D” with this automotive mess. Where there’s an Oprah, there’s a way.


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  • Balls Deep


    I want some of them stacks too!

  • Oshie

    I’m less fortunate!

  • cookie

    Great news.

    Black people wake up. If you can post 300 pages in a JayBey thread, you should triple that in an educational thread.

    Ass backwards people!!!

    That’s why you gonna stay poor worrying about how celebrities spend their New Years holidays when they ain’t worried about nothing but you spending your broke ass money on their whack ass products.

  • Redd Tony

    Good for the school and Oprah! Bossip what do you mean by “old tricks”…Besides a tax write off, how can Oparah financially benifit from giving money..I would like to see more of this generocity out of the other super rich….

  • Blue

    This is beautiful…Oprah is a blessing to so many people, keep doin’ your thang girl!

  • Hannibal


  • http://myspace.com/toolive4urcrew Katherine

    @hannibal, hahaha i thought the same thing when i first read it. The Ron Clark Academy is a very hard school to get into, but they do a lot to make education more enlightening and worthwhile..good for her, but i’m surprised that it wasnt a little more since Oprah always talks about teachers and how important they are, etc.

  • http://www.bossip.com MizCatwalk20

    That damn pic you got up there is just not right. smdh

  • http://www.bossip.com MizCatwalk20

    @ hannible

  • Proud ArmyWifee

    Thats interesting, becuase my school a few years back needed funding, and we thought about writing to oprah as well. Im glad that she’s helping those children, cuz Lord know they will need it in the long run:)

  • Moreaces

    Good for you O, I know the parents and school admin, are very pleased..

  • b'more



  • dayg715

    they photoshopped the SHIT out of this pic LOL.

    that’s great what she did, but i might have to cosign w/ hannibal. that’s all? why not a mil? she wouldn’t even feel it.

  • Kaviani

    I’m just glad she’s investing in her own fellow American Black folks instead of some obscure South African people.

  • MissBlaze43

    It’s about damn time she start looking out for those in the hood.

    All those WHITE folks she helped out turned out to be nothing but a bunch of LIARS. Promoting their BOOKS-FULL-OF-LIES is starting to make her look bad.

    However, it’s only right that since she’s now buddy-buddy with TYLER PERRY that she would donate to a school in Atlanta. I just put two-n-two together on that one.

  • O2beautiful

    The school is in Atlanta, but the school is not poor. If you can afford to spend 14,000 a year on private school…you are not poor. Most people in “poor” Atlanta neighborhoods don’t even make $14k a year. If they can’t afford it send them to free public school and do you job as parents to help them with homework and take them to libraries on weekends. The public school system isn’t the problem…its the lazy parents.

  • http://bossip.com toocute

    luv her she always into helping all people,unlike some other celebrities who only flaunt their wealth,who cares about how many cars you have or how much you spend on designer clothing,thats material,oprah never does that,shes always helping others.

  • Alaskan Baby

    i betcha she wouldn’t come donate in alaska

  • Roe ski Love

    I’m sure that this is just a seed that she planted to see if it grows, when it does she will contribute again. If you want to change generations of ignorance, you have to reach children at an early age. I beleive that when they become older, that their views are twisted and that they are bitter about one thing or another. But if you expose them while they are young, they have actual life lessons that they can refer to when presented with adversity. As far as the comments about the $14,000 per year to attend. Isn’t your child worth it? I would also have to beleive that they offer full and partial scholarships, but to qualify for partials, as a parent you have to help your kid keep up with the curriculum.

  • http://myspace.com/toolive4urcrew Katherine

    The school itself isnt poor, most of the money to fund the school comes from donations and the money Ron Clark makes from his book sales..but the majority of the students are from low income families and a few are from high income families

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    GOOD! I’m glad she can help those in her own country…a lot of people help others over-seas (much needed, of course), but forget about those in their own cities and states….

    Oh, and Oprah’s eyebrows look damn good. And that is the weirdest statement I’ve said for 2009.

  • Marshabio

    Beautiful image of Ms. O., the queen..

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    Hey OPRAH!!! When you gonna make some donations in Crazy Town? ?

  • Film

    ‘Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.’


    Job well done, Oprah.

  • AAA

    Nice one Oprah!!

    To the *good* people that *comment*, success and prosperity shall follow you in 2009!

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