Country music legend Dolly Parton is known for her work as a philanthropist — and she’s got a lot going for her favorite charities.
Jeff Bezos’ partner Lauren Sanchez said in a speech that Parton Bezos is the latest recipient of the Courage and Solitude Award, a $100 million prize for “leaders who aim high, find solutions and who are always civil.” work with.” Posted on social media.
Parton can donate the money as she sees fit.
“The woman you’re about to meet embodies these ideals so well, she gives from her heart,” Bezos said in presenting the award. “What he has done for children, literacy and so many other things is incredible.”
Satara’s philanthropic work also includes her Imagination Library. Give away over 193 million books. A $1 million donation to help fund Vanderbilt University’s COVID-19 vaccine research for children around the world. Her Dollywood Foundation also provides several scholarships.
“Wow! Did you say $100 million?” Parton said when she was called on stage. “When people are in a position to help, you should help, and I know I’ve always said I try to put my money where my heart is.”
Parton’s recent accolades include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
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“Everybody knows his music,” Eric Isaacs, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a member of the medal selection committee, told The Associated Press recently. “They know Dollywood more broadly for entertainment. But now they’re going to know her for her philanthropy, which I’m not sure they have before.
Forbes says With a net worth of over $124 billion, Bezos ranks among the richest people in the world. Previous recipients of the Amazon CEO Award are CNN commentator Vaughn Jones and chef Jose Andres.