(WATE) — Country Music icon and legend Dolly Parton received the 2022 Bezos Award for Courage and Civility from Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.
Bezos, the founder of Amazon, posted a video on Twitter showing Parton receiving the award for $100 million.
“We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people,” his Twitter post said.
Parton received this award for all of her work in giving back to different communities, including her own.
“I try to put my money where my heart is. I will do my best to do good things with this money,” Parton posted on Twitter.
Parton will join other awardees, including Van Jones and Jose Andres.
Parton has established scholarships and donations during her career. One of the many is Parton’s Imagination Library which provides a book each month to enrolled preschool children at no cost to their families.
The Country Music legend has worked to help her community since the 80s. She was also named the Friend of Education by the National Education Association.