Retired NBA star and Alabama native Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million to Tuskegee University.
Barkley chose to support the university through Capitol One’s The Match: Champions for Change, according to the university.
According to the university, this is Barkley’s fifth major donation to a historically black college. The Leeds native pledged $1 million to Miles College earlier this year. He donated $1 million to both Alabama A&M and Clark Atlanta University in 2016. In 2017, he pledged $1 million to Morehouse College.
“We are excited to learn that Mr. Barkley made it a priority to support Tuskegee University,” said Interim President Dr. Charlotte Morris in the release. “His philanthropy will play a crucial role in advancing the university’s strategic goals.”