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NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley Donates $1 Million to Clark Atlanta University

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Charles Barkley Interview

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ATLANTA (November 29, 2016)    NBA legend Charles Barkley on Giving Tuesday pledged a $1 million donation to Clark Atlanta University.  The announcement came Tuesday afternoon during an appearance from Barkley on sports talk station WJOX-FM 94.5 in Birmingham, Ala. 

The big news was met with a mix of surprise and excitement by CAU students, faculty and staff.  This generous gift from the hall of fame basketball star also gave a huge boost to CAU’s Giving Tuesday campaign, which had been going strong on social media.

“We are delighted to receive this generous gift from Mr. Barkley,” said Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson, Ph.D.  “This gift reflects Charles Barkley’s tremendous heart and his desire to make a significant, positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.  It is a testament to the importance of the transformative impact of CAU on its students, surrounding community, the nation and beyond,” Johnson finished. 

The entire Clark Atlanta University family extends its deepest gratitude to Mr. Barkley.  We encourage all alumni and friends of CAU to follow his example and give the gift of education by donating to CAU.

Charles Barkley- $1Million Pledge to CAU

Listen to the Announcement below:

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