The Empress Rihanna has been named Harvard University;s 2017 Humanitarian of the year and she is coming into to town to receive her Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on Feb. 28 in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theater.
According to TheBostonglobe.com:
“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said Dr. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, in a statement. “She has also created the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program (named for her grandmother and grandfather) for students attending college in the US from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multi-year campaign which will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls, and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.
“It is for these philanthropic initiatives and other acts of compassionate sharing that the students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation chose to honor Rihanna with the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award.”
Congratulations to the GOAT… Rihanna, well deserved..