Taylor Swift Donated $50,000 to New York Public Schools


After New York City ambassador Taylor Swift dropped her single “Welcome to New York” to general critical disapproval last October, the starlet made an announcement on The View: “It’s selling really, really well, which is good because I’m donating all my proceeds to New York City public schools.” Turns out that she wasn’t kidding: Swift reportedly donated $50,000 to the New York City Department of Education.

The donation was confirmed via a Freedom of Information from Capital New York, though the site also points out that, with over 500,000 copies of the song sold, $50,000 is likely not all of the proceeds from the song. A Swift representative couldn’t comment on whether Swift would be making further donations, or whether there was a percentage of the proceeds involved. Either way, $50,000 is a pretty nice gift, though kind of a drop in the bucket for the annual DOE budget of $25.9 billion.


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