Taylor Swift Posts First Donation to NYC Schools
Superstar Taylor Swift sure does love the Big Apple. So much so that the “Welcome to New York” singer has donated $50,000 to the city’s public schools.
The donation isn’t really much of a surprise. For one, Swift was named 2014’s most charitable celebrity, so, basically, philanthropy comes as naturally to her as catchy choruses. But, also, back in October, she had promised to make a donation following the release of her Manhattan anthem, “Welcome to New York.” The pop star had told the ladies of “The View” that all proceeds from the single would go to the city schools.
Staying true to her word, the singer sent off the first of possibly many donations to the city’s school board this week. As Swift’s publicist said, “This is not a one-time donation. Taylor will continue to donate the proceeds she receives from the sale of the single ‘Welcome to New York’ to N.Y.C. public schools.”
According to Devora Kaye, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, the $50,000 will go toward Sing!, a student-run musical production competition for high schoolers, adding that the city was “deeply appreciative of this kind of gesture.”
And thanks to the uber success of her latest album, “1989” — it’s already sold over 4 million copies — the children of New York can expect more music in their lives, courtesy of one of the most powerful, and giving, stars in Hollywood.
We’d like to salute Taylor on her generosity and her commitment to education. It’s nice to know a mega star also has a mega-generous heart.