A timeline of Dolly Parton’s philanthropy

Even though she’s known around the globe for her stunning songwriting and sparkling personality, Dolly Parton is most well-known in her home state for being an incredibly generous philanthropist. She’s long been a champion for causes that range from childhood literacy to environmental conservation, and this year, she donated $1 million to fund research to develop a cure for COVID-19.

Flip through the galley below for a deeper look at the “Jolene” singer and songwriter’s extensive charitable history throughout the years.

In addition to her own foundation, Parton has contributed funds to a number of charitable organizations outside the Dollywood umbrella, including the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Save the Music Foundation and the Boot Campaign, an organization that donates proceeds to military veterans who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and physical injuries.

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