Dolly Parton’s $1 million donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020 has earned the country superstar a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners
Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year’s Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients.
Also being honored are Dallas entrepreneur Lyda Hill, Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria, and Lynn and Stacy Schusterman, from the Oklahoma investment family.
The award, presented by the international family of Carnegie institutions to honour innovative philanthropists, debuted in 2001 and is normally awarded every two years. It was not issued in 2021 due to the pandemic.
The 2022 honorees will receive their medals in a private ceremony in New York on October 13. A priority of the ceremony is fostering personal meetings to encourage the exchange of ideas and spur potential collaboration – something this year’s honorees have already done, said Eric Isaacs, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a member of the medal-selection committee.