We reported last month that Steven Spielberg will be receiving the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Prize in Chicago next week. The award will be presented by Lincoln actress Sally Field.
Field, picked up an Oscar last year for her role in the Spielberg directed movie for her potrayal as Mary Todd Lincoln.
The annual award honors outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of our 16thpresident. In a statement, the foundation’s chairman Wayne W. Whalen said Spielberg was especially worthy of this honor for being one “who brings socially relevant issues to the forefront of our minds through the medium of film. Additionally, his longtime commitment to philanthropic endeavors exemplifies President Lincoln’s conscience and spirit.”