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Oprah Winfrey Hands $6 Million Checks to Help Schools

September 21, 2010 (9:11 am) GMT
The high-earning TV host wants the money used to enhance the education systems in several cities across United States.
Oprah Winfrey

TV titan has shown off her generosity by handing over $6 million to organizations which help troubled schools in America. The talk show host donated the sum to six educational institutes in Philadelphia, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana and Texas in a bid to boost their good work.

Winfrey's Angel Network charitable organization described them as "ground-breaking leaders in the provision of quality public education". The donation announcement came as the star hosted a panel of education reform advocates on Monday, September 20, which saw Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Davis Guggenheim, the director of upcoming documentary film "Waiting for Superman", support the cause.

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