Look to the Stars: Black Celebrities and Their Foundations
Oprah Winfrey, Oprah's Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation
Through her daytime talk show, Oprah Winfrey became known for giving away the best gifts. Off-screen she gave away grants to schools and encouraged individuals to become ambassadors for change in their own communities through the now-closed Oprah’s Angel Network. Her Leadership Academy in South Africa is an all-girls boarding school that seeks to improve the region's plight by encouraging gifted girls to push past their circumstances and excel.