Widely recognized for her musical accomplishment, Mariah Carey also is honored for her social work. The singer is about to be honored for her dedication to VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which aim is to improve the quality of education in America's public schools through music.
Carey has performed at several benefit shows, including the very first "VH1 Divas" in 1998, and has been active in raising public awareness about the benefits of music education during events such as NBC's "VH1 Save The Music Today! Week."
Carey is scheduled to receive the honor at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 10th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 20th at Lincoln Center in New York City.
In addition to Carey, U.S. rocker Jon Bon Jovi will also attend the event and will perform as part of a tribute to Save the Music founder John Sykes. John Mayer, meanwhile, will co-headline the event.