Rihanna is on a winning spree. After her album ANTI did extremely well and was nominated for a bunch of awards this year, she can add another achievement to her resumé. This coming week, RiRi will be receiving a Humanitarian Award from none other than Harvard University – one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.
The Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award is given to one deserving individual every year, and the recipient for the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award is the Work singer. In case you’re wondering how the Bajan beauty is picking this deserving award, then you might not be aware that in 2012 she set up the Clara and Lionel Foundation, in memory of her grandparents. The foundation has a scholarship program that allows for students from the Caribbean countries to be able to study in universities in the United States. Not only that, but she is also actively involved with a number of charitable causes, including the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen, and she even performed at their concert in New York last year. If that is not enough, Rihanna has established a center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in her native Barbados.
Rihanna is doing great and has already just achieved a milestone of gaining 30 songs in the Billboard Top 10 in the course of her career. She is also all set to act in the all-woman take of Ocean’s Eleven, called Ocean’s Eight where she plays a crucial role alongside Sandra Bullock, Kate Blanchett and a host of other celebrated Hollywood actresses. She is also starring in Bates Motel that has already released.
Harvard students will be lucky to watch Rihanna receive her Humanitarian Award on February 28 at Sanders Theatre at 4pm local time.