In the midst of surprising Morehouse College with a multi-million dollar donation, Oprah Winfrey was honored with roses and a portrait.
During her visit, the media mogul announced she’d be donating $13 million to the Atlanta school, which tops the $12 million donation she made 30 years ago to launch the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Fund. The $25 million contribution is the now largest endowment in the history of the institution.
While on campus, the media maven was also showered with gifts. She was honored with roses and a portrait, and took to Instagram to upload a series of videos from the special day.
In one clip, she stood at the front of a crowd as a group of Oprah Winfrey Scholars stood in line to hand her a rose. In another, she linked hands with the students as they sang “Deal Old Morehouse,” the college’s hymn.
The philanthropist even shared the moment she saw her portrait for the first time.
“Ohhh! Look at me,” she said in the recording. “I remember that gown.”
In the caption of the post, Winfrey wrote, “Spent a day marinating in black excellence with these gorgeous, promising, young men at @morehouse1867. They honored me with roses, a song, and a portrait for a scholarship fund I set up 30 years ago. Can’t wait to see what they do with their future.”
Winfrey’s latest gift will go solely to the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Program that was created in 1989. About 600 students have been educated through the program.
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