Dolly Parton receives $100M courage and civility award from Jeff Bezos for charity

Jeff Bezos selected Dolly as the 2022 recipient of his Courage and Charities Award, as an individual who “leads with her heart.”

“When people are in a position to help, you should help. And I know that I’ve always said, ‘I try to put my money where my heart is,’ and I think you do the same thing,” Parton said to Bezos when accepting to grant.

Parton tweeted that she would “do my best to do good things with this money.”

In 2020 Parton donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for Covid-19 research, which played a role in the Moderna vaccine’s success.

Dolly gifts over 1 million free books to children every month with her Imagination Library. We’re unsure what she’ll do with the money from Bezos, but whatever she does, it will be good.