ATLANTA, Ga -- NBA legend Charles Barkley announced on Tuesday that he is making a $1 million donation to Clark Atlanta University.

The announcement came during Barkley's appearance on sports talk station WJOX-FM 94.5 in Birmingham, Ala.

The gift gave a boost to CAU’s Giving Tuesday campaign, which was being promoted on social media.

“We are delighted to receive this generous gift from Mr. Barkley,” said Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson, Ph.D. “This gift reflects his tremendous heart and his desire to make a significant, positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.

"It is a testament to the importance of the transformative impact of CAU on its students, surrounding community, the nation and beyond.”