Jeff Bezos gives Dolly Parton US$100m in latest award
Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility Award from Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez
Dolly Parton is the latest recipient of the Bezos Courage and Civility Award.
Bezos' longtime partner Lauren Sanchez shared a video of their speech before presenting the grant to the country music legend on Instagram, writing,
I are so proud to share that we have a new Bezos Courage and Civility Award winner — a woman who gives with her heart and leads with love and compassion in every aspect of her work
DollyParton, we look forward to seeing all the good you're going to do with this $100 million award."
Additionally well known is Parton's philanthropy. Parton gave $1 million to the vaccine research projects at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the Covid-19 pandemic
Parton also created the Dolly Parton Scholarship, which provides $15,000 to recipients towards a college education.
Last year, Bezos awarded $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.