Obama to Award Top Campaign Donor With Prestigious Medal

Jeffrey Katzenberg
Jeffrey Katzenberg / AP

President Barack Obama will give a prestigious government award to one of his top campaign donors, the White House announced on Tuesday.

The president will honor DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the National Medal of Arts, " the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government," according to the National Endowment for the Arts.

Katzenberg bundled more than half a million dollars for Obama’s reelection campaign, and has donated more than $1.8 million to Democratic candidates, committees, and interest groups

Time reporter Zeke Miller broke the news of the award on Tuesday: