Taylor Swift, known as one of America’s sweethearts, celebrated her 24th birthday by donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony. According to The Boot, this generous gift comes at an important time for the Music City venue.
The report continued on to say that the Nashville Symphony had been considering filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, and they are trying to recover from their financial losses.
“We are enormously grateful to Taylor Swift for her generosity, which will have an immediate and hugely meaningful impact on the Nashville Symphony’s mission of making great music and music education accessible to everyone in the Middle Tennessee community,” Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine says. “Taylor’s gift also sends a powerful message to young people everywhere that orchestras — and the Nashville Symphony, in particular — matter.”
This isn’t Swift’s first donation. In fact, the Huffington Post stated that America’s sweetheart has made similar donations, including a 4 million dollar donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame. According to MSN, because of that donation, the Taylor Swift Education Center in Nashville opened up.
The Nashville Symphony did confirm Taylor Swift’s donation via their Twitter account:
— Nashville Symphony (@nashvillesymph) December 13, 2013
Valentine continued on to say that the Symphony needs “generous and sustained support from across the entire community.”
“Investments like Taylor’s show a genuine belief in the symphony’s mission and a confidence in our role within the community. This year’s fundraising campaign has already enjoyed a big boost, thanks in part to this latest gift.”
Taylor Swift, loved by many, seems to be keeping up her good girl persona with this very generous donation. Dave Pomeroy, President of AFM Local 257, who facilitated the meeting between Swift’s management and the Nashville Symphony to receive the gift, stated, “We all appreciate the significance of her contribution to Music City’s world-class orchestra at such an important time in its history.”