NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:35 AM
Taylor Swift has donated $ 50,000 to the city’s public schools — a one-time gift to students in the Big Apple, education officials confirmed Tuesday.
The “Shake It Off” singer-songwriter pledged in October to donate all the proceeds from her hit “Welcome to New York” during an appearance on “The View.”
“It’s selling really well — which is good, because I’m donating all of my proceeds to New York City public schools,” Swift said on the show.
The platinum-selling 25-year-old had recently been named the city’s Global Welcome Ambassador for tourists when she made the October announcement.
It’s unclear what percentage of the No. 1 single earnings were given to the city. The $ 50,000 donation, first reported by Capital New York, would be the only donation from the pop star, the Education Department said.
“We’re deeply appreciative of this kind gesture to donate her proceeds of the single ‘Welcome to New York’ to benefit NYC public schools,” spokeswoman Devora Kaye said.
Swift, a Pennsylvania native who now lives in Tribeca, is worth about $ 200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She earned a whopping $ 64 million in 2014, Forbes reported.
Her publicists did not immediately comment.