Monday, February 2, 2009

Oprah Winfrey donates 1.5 Million to Newark Non Profit Organizations

From The Star Ledger.....

NEWARK, N.J. - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is donating more than $1.5 million to several Newark nonprofits.

The contributions to five Newark nonprofit schools and organizations are among more than a dozen grants from the entertainer's foundation to education and community groups nationwide.

The grants will go to Newark's North Ward Center; St. Benedict's Preparatory School; the drug-rehabilitation center Integrity House; a shelter for women and children called Apostle House and the community organization Newark Now.

It's not the first donation Winfrey has made to the Garden State. In August, she pledged $1 million to an educational scholarship fund for students in the rural New Jersey town of Whitesboro, the hometown of her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham.

"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled." - Victor Hugo

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