Tyler Perry is doing pretty well for himself. So in the spirit of the season, he decided to donate $1 million to the NAACP.
He said in a statement today, "I feel so honored and blessed to be in a position where I can give. Had it not been for the perseverance and vision of the thousands who came before me in the 100 years of this legendary organization, I would not be in the position I am in today."
Perry is of course a very successful writer, director, and producer of several films, including his latest project Precious, which has garnered a lot of Oscar buzz.
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond says of him, "Tyler is a courageous pioneer in bringing positive images of African American culture and struggles to the screen. His remarkable journey from poverty and childhood abuse to become one of the world’s most successful filmmakers and entrepreneurs is an inspiration to us all.”
Perry’s donation will be distributed over the next four years and will support advocacy programs on economic equality education, health care and criminal justice.
What a great guy!