Oprah Helps UNCF’s Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Raise Record-Breaking $2.3 Million

Keynote Speaker Oprah Winfrey Announced $1.149 Million Matching Donation for Deserving Students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

CHARLOTTE, NC—Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF Charlotte‘s sold-out 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 28, raising a record-breaking $2.3 million in support of education. Global media leader, producer, actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey headlined the signature fundraising event presented by Wells Fargo and bestowed an unrivaled moment by matching live fundraising efforts to donate $1,149,000. >> Read More


I believe in the power of education. There is nothing better than to open the door for someone.

Oprah Winfrey Global media leader, producer, actress, philanthropist and Keynote Speaker