It’s been almost a month and I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that the multi-talented musician and entertainer, Prince, has made his transition. It just still doesn’t seem real to me that he’s gone.
When I think back to growing up as a kid in the 80s, there were 3 entertainers who were pretty much the soundtrack to my childhood: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & Prince. An unbelievably talented trio that were all in a league of their own. And Prince was the last of the Mohicans. But now he’s gone. What to do? What to do?
Well, the great thing is that a musician never really leaves us….their legacy lives on through their body of work. But the interesting thing about Prince is…..even though I was truly a fan of his music, I never knew how big of a philanthropist he was until recently—- and apparently, he didn’t want lots of other people to know either.
After reading more information online about Prince and his charitable giving, it seems that he was actually known as “The Silent Angel.” He gave so generously to numerous charities, but never wanted the focus to be on his benevolence.
Prince quietly supported the Rebuild the Dream charity, which has a mission of training young adults for high-paying careers in technology. He also donated $1 million to the Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit organization for poverty-stricken children and living in Harlem. Prince also donated $250,000 to the Uptown Dance Academy when he found out they were going to lose their space back in 2014. Thanks to his generous donation, they were able to remain open.
These examples and so many others show that Prince was so much more than a musical icon—-he was the embodiment of love and kindness. What a blessing Prince Rogers Nelson has been to so many. A silent and giant angel he truly was. Thank you for both your musical and benevolent legacy that you have left on Earth.