Oprah Winfrey was feeling very generous this year! The daytime diva donated $1.5 million to a private middle school in inner-city Atalanta, the Associated Press reports.

The Ron Clark Academy announced the donation on Thursday. Ron Clark Academy has struggled to raise money this year during the difficult economic time in order to pay for its $2.8 million operating bunch, bankrolled by donors.

The school sits in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and is hoping to expand its campus by building a cafeteria, gymnasium and theater.

The school’s founder, Ron Clark, has been on Oprah’s show twice and last December Oprah donated $365,000 to the school.

Oprah should consider a name change to Santa Claus!

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