By Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Clark Atlanta University has received a huge gift from NBA star Charles Barkley.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Barkley said he would be donating $1 million to the historically black institution. The university had set a goal of $25,000 for Giving Tuesday, an online donation event birthed from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday phenomenon.

WSB-TV ( ) reports Barkley also is donating $1 million to Alabama A&M University, another historically black school. In June 2015, Barkley donated $1 million to Morehouse College, his alma mater - Auburn University - and the Wounded Warrior Project in Atlanta.

Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson says Barkley’s gift reflects “his desire to make a significant, positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.”


Information from: WSB-TV,

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