Dolly Parton awarded medal for philanthropy

Dolly Parton proudly accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy at Gotham Hall Thursday night

her book-giving charity Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Grammy-winning country superstar, Dolly Parton, was recognised for her philanthropic programme

The singer attended the ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the award

After a muted rendition of Books, Books, the song she created to support her Imagination Library campaign, the seasoned singer and Hollywood actress made a statement.

That charitable organization, which offers a free book to kids under five every month,

was one of the factors that made her one of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy awardees this year,

Parton said, adding that she was happy to share the occasion with businesswomen from Dallas, Texas, Lyda Hill and Manu Chandaria of Kenya.

Parton stated in her acceptance speech for the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy that she doesn't really have a plan for her donations.