Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility award from Jeff Bezos
Dolly Parton is an American icon and a legend in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her work as a country music singer and songwriter, but she has also had success as an actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian.
The country music superstar was awarded the Bezos Award for Courage & Civility in recognition of her philanthropic work. In addition to her musical accomplishments, Parton is also known for her charitable work, which includes establishing the Dollywood Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for children in her home state of Tennessee.
Dolly Parton said “I try to put my money where my heart is, and I think you (Jef Bezos) do the same thing” as she accepted the grant.
I try to put my money where my heart is. I will do my best to do good things with this money ❤️ Thank you @JeffBezos #LaurenSanchez https://t.co/8RHh51z3jT
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) November 13, 2022
Dolly Parton has been a philanthropist for quite some time and some of her heartfelt energy has gone into her Dollywood Foundation, Imagination Library, Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon, and Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center to name a few.
Dolly Parton continues to be a beacon of hope that there are good people in the world with the desire to do good things for other people in need.