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Oprah Winfrey has made an unsolicited donated to a private school in one of Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods.

The Ron Clark Academy received a cheque for $365,000 from the talk show host late last month after the founder appeared on Oprah’s show.

Ron Clark – who was the subject of 2006’s made-for-TV movie “The Ron Clark Story” starring Matthew Perry – said the money will be used for scholarships. The school has to find private donors to pay the $14,000 annual tuition for each student.

“We teach school all day and fundraise at night,” said Clark. “To have an unsolicited gift come like that is incredible.”

The donation will allow 26-students to attend the 80-student school for one year, and was just one of Winfrey’s many donations to education facilities and programs in 2008 which amounted to over $4 million.

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