Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Taylor Swift can’t stop making charitable donations! The “Bad Blood” singer has given $50,000 each to young fans battling cancer, $15,000 to a firefighter’s family who were injured in a car crash, and most recently, she joined Scholastic in donating 25,000 books to New York City high schools. Now Swift can mark down another $50,000 in her checkbook (if millenials used checkbooks, that is).
The pop star gifted $50K to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the group annouced Thursday, because their recording of John Luther Adams’ “Become Ocean” reminded Swift of going to the local symphony with her grandma. “Become Ocean” won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music, as well as a Grammy this year for best contemporary classical composition. (This isn’t the first time Swift has made such a donation: she gifted the Nashville Symphony Orchestra $100,000 in 2013.)
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According to the Seattle Times, the money will go towards the symphony’s elementary school music education program — which currently has a budget of $360,000 — and its musicians’ pension fund.
“We are so lucky you love become ocean as much as we do, and we’d like to thank you for supporting our incredible Seattle Symphony Orchestra musicians and all the work we do with thousands of students through our educational programs,” music director Ludovic Morlot said in a YouTube video to Swift. “This means a lot to us.”