Klingenstein Honors for Oprah
TC praises for professional achievements and public commitment to a more inclusive community
Global media leader and international philanthropist Oprah Winfrey received the 2009 Klingenstein Leadership Award from Teachers College’s
for Independent School Leadership. Klingenstein Center
Winfrey was honored for her creation of the
for Girls-South Africa, for her on-going commitment to education through the philanthropic organizations she has founded, and for her promotion of reading through Oprah’s Book Club. Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
“By raising difficult issues, focusing resources to provide opportunity and increasing empowerment through knowledge, Oprah Winfrey has both changed and improved lives domestically and abroad,” said Pearl Rock Kane, Klingenstein Center Director, who presented the award to Winfrey at the annual meeting of the National Association for Independent Schools in Chicago in February.
Published Monday, Jun. 22, 2009