Robert F. Smith, a prominent investor and philanthropist, has donated $1.5 million to Morehouse College. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.
Thomas has said he wanted to attend Morehouse, but couldn't afford it.
Smith was the first African-American business leader to sign “The Giving Pledge,” an initiative created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in which wealthy individuals and families pledge to give more than half of their wealth to philanthropic causes, Morehouse said.
Morehouse’s largest single donation was a $5 million gift from Oprah Winfrey, a spokeswoman said.