Bezos gifts Dolly $100 million

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Dolly Parton has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Bezos Courage and Civility award.

“Jeff [Bezos] and 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,” Bezos’ longtime partner, Lauren Sanchez, posted on Instagram alongside a video of their speech Friday before awarding the grant to the country music legend and longtime philanthropist. 

“We can’t wait to see all the good that you’re going to do with this $100 million award, @DollyParton.”

Dolly replied on twitter:

“I try to put my money where my heart is. I will do my best to do good things with this money,” Parton tweeted. “Thank you @JeffBezos #LaurenSanchez”