Oprah Winfrey donates $1.5 million to Atlanta school

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey recently donated $1.5 million to a private inner-city school in Atlanta.  The Ron Clark Academy will use the money to  build a cafeteria, gymnasium and theater, reports the Huffington Post.  The school has struggled to raise money from donors to pay for its $2.8 million operating budget.  Ron Clark, the school’s founder, was featured on Winfrey’s show twice.  He wrote the best-selling teaching book, “The Essential 55.”  She also donated $365,000 to the school last year.