Awards and Honors
On January 5, 2002, Presley received the Humanitarian Award from the World Literacy Crusade for her efforts to help children across America learn valuable skills for study and improve their lives. Lisa Marie Presley received her award from Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan and Yolanda King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. World Literacy Crusade is also regarded by critics as a front group for the Church of Scientology.
On June 12, 2005, Presley received recognition as the Favorite Female rock Vocalist from ASYM, the Association of Songwriters and Young Musicians. The award was presented to her by producer and collaborator Linda Perry at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Presley was accompanied by her husband Michael Lockwood and mother Priscilla Presley. Other award recipients that night were The Goo Goo Dolls. The American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) is a national nonprofit organization of musicians, songwriters, vocalists and studio technicians.
On June 24, 2011, Presley was awarded in the state of Tennessee where the Governor, Bill Haslam, proclaimed a day of recognition for Presley to honor her charitable efforts.
As stated in a proclamation received from the City of Memphis on June 18, 2011:
"Lisa Marie Presley is a humanitarian and philanthropist who continues to focus her efforts on the hometown she knows and loves, Memphis. Through her efforts and time she has improved homelessness, literacy, and raised funds for local charities and organizations. She raises awareness for Memphis and continues to set an example of what one person can do when they put their mind to it.
"Now, Therefore, I, A.C. Wharton, Jr., Mayor of Memphis, TN, do hereby recognize the lifelong service of this illustrious humanitarian and philanthropist."
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