Eva Longoria awarded $50 million for charity as part of Bezos annual prize

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Actor and entrepreneur Eva Longoria has received $50 cardinal from Amazon laminitis Jeff Bezos and his fiancée, Lauren Sánchez, to walk connected nan charitable organizations of her choice.

The money is portion of Bezos’ yearly "Courage & Civility" prize, awarded to individuals who make important contributions to society.

Longoria has been a longtime advocator for Latino communities successful nan U.S. In 2012, she established nan Eva Longoria Foundation to supply acquisition programs, scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship for Latinas. The programs including STEM acquisition for girls, a genitor engagement program, microloans and business training, arsenic good arsenic investigation and defense astir Latina acquisition and economical advancement.

“I americium honored and thrilled to person this opportunity to build and grow connected that activity to put successful nan infrastructure of opportunity for my community,” Longoria said successful a statement Friday.

Longoria is not nan only recipient of nan grant this year.

An further $50 cardinal was awarded to retired Navy four-star Adm. Bill McRaven. A erstwhile chancellor of the University of Texas system, McRaven advised Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as good arsenic different U.S. leaders connected defense issues.

McRaven has focused connected supporting veterans and nan children of fallen soldiers, according to a merchandise announcing his award.

Bezos has been giving retired these awards to philanthropists since 2021. Previous recipients include cook José Andrés, vocalist and songwriter Dolly Parton and media characteristic Van Jones.

Nicole Acevedo

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