Write from 4 to 5 pages about the case study: Oprah Winfrey’s Dream School for Impoverished Girls: An Inspired Model or a Misguided One?
NGOs and Private Philanthropy
Assignment: Oprah Winfrey is considered one of the most generous celebrities when it comes to philanthropy. The case study is about her efforts to educate girls in South Africa as an important step in the eradication of poverty there.She has contributed millions of her own dollars, and she has set up a U.S. charitable organization called the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to accept tax deductible donations for the cause.Her efforts have not been without controversy, but neither have those of Bill Gates, George Soros, or others whose global giving has been extraordinary.Let’s think for ourselves.Questions to consider: Are these criticisms fair? Did the assigned readings offer any helpful insights? What do you think of the Leadership Academy? If you were a generous philanthropist and wanted to find solutions to poverty outside the U.S. (or even inside!), how would you do it?If you were managing an NGO receiving such generous funds, what techniques would you use to relate to such a powerful donor?