Clark Atlanta University received a surprise $1 million donation Tuesday from former basketball player Charles Barkley.
The basketball hall of famer and TNT NBA analyst announced on sports talk station WJOX-FM 94.9 Tuesday he gave the historically black institution a $1 million as part of the trending Giving Tuesday campaign.
“We are delighted to receive this generous gift from Mr. Barkley,” Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson said. “This gift reflects 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.”
Barkley also donated $1 million to Alabama A&M University, also a historically black university.