Barkley Made the Announcement on WJOX-FM 94.5 in Birmingham
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.