Charity Appreciation: Jeff Bezos Presents Dolly Parton with Million Dollar Award

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Jeff Bezos presents Dolly Parton with million dollar award

Country musician Dolly Parton has received a $100 million award from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Parton’s commitment to “children and education,” for example, is “incredible,” Bezos said. The money will go to charity.

Country musician Dolly Parton has been recognized for her charitable contributions by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sanchez. The 76-year-old singer can choose to which organization the prize money of 100 million dollars (around 97 million euros) will be donated, said Sanchez at the award ceremony.

Parton wrote on Twitter: “I will try to put the money where my heart is. I will do my best to do good things with this money.”

The eleven-time Grammy winner, who was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles last weekend, received the Courage and Civility Award for her great and long-term commitment, as Bezos emphasized. “What she has done for children, education and so many other things is just amazing.”

The country icon supports financially weak regions in the southern United States with her Dollywood Foundation. Her children’s reading program, known as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, gives hundreds of thousands of children a book each month from birth through preschool.

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