Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 9:15PM
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Rihanna has not been shy about her support for charitable causes over the years, but she doesn't just talk that talk. When not busy with her work creating objectively perfect pop music, Rihanna funded he creation of an oncology and nuclear medicine center in her native Barbados to help diagnose and treat breast cancer. The Harvard Foundation's announcement also takes care to note Rihanna's creation of the Clara and Lionel Scholarship Program, which helps students from Caribbean countries to attend college in the U.S., and her support for the Global Partnership for Education, an initiative that focuses on creating equitable access to 

The Harvard Foundation recognizes prominent public-spirited leaders each year in honor of the late professor Peter J. Gomes.

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