Late comedienne Joan Rivers is to be feted with a special posthumous award from a Jewish newspaper, proving the long lasting influence this Jewish funny woman still holds.
The eertainer, who died in September at the age of 81, has been announced as the recipient of the Algemeiner Journal’s Warrior for Truth prize.
Rivers’ daughter Melissa will pick up the award on her mother’s behalf at a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday.
During the show, Rivers will be remembered with a video featuring tributes from stars including Martha Stewart.
Business mogul Donald Trump is also among the honorees.
Rivers left a sizable portion of her estimated $150 million fortune to her favorite charities, benefiting guide dogs, cystic fibrosis sufferers, the hungry, and a number of Jewish groups.
In the documents, Rivers named her daughter Melissa as estate executor and gifted her all of her tangible property, but instructed that the bulk of the funds go to beneficiaries through a blind trust.
Joan’s only grandchild, Melissa Rivers’ son Edgar Cooper Endicott, will receive an unspecified amount, as will the late star’s niece Caroline Waxler and nephew Andrew Waxler.
She also bequeathed money for her closest staff members, including assistants Jocelyn Pickett and Sabrina Lott Miller and publicist Scott Currie, according to the New York Post.
Other funds were donated to organizations including the New York-based Jewish Guild for the Blind in Manhattan, the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation and food pantry God’s Love We Deliver, where the veteran was a board member.
She also left money for America’s The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.