Afternoon Bulletin: Taylor Swift Donates $50K to Public Schools and More

New Yorkers might not be fans of Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York,” but now they’re definitely fans of the singer herself. Gothamist reported that Ms. Swift has donated $50,000 to New York City public schools.

Taylor Swift, Met Ball, 2014
Taylor Swift at the Met Ball Gala 2014

New Yorkers might not be fans of Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York,” but at least they’re getting their money’s worth. Ms. Swift, A.K.A. New York City’s Global Ambassador, has apparently donated $50,000 to New York City public schools, using proceeds from the song’s sales. However, considering she initially promised all her proceeds, let’s hope she doesn’t hold back on us. (Gothamist)

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Afternoon Bulletin: Taylor Swift Donates $50K to Public Schools and More