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Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to NYC schools

New York City’s official booster Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the city’s public schools.

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Taylor Swift attends The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. JASON MERRITT/GETTY IMAGES

The city tourism bureau tapped Swift as global welcome ambassador last year even though critics noted she was a recent transplant to New York.

Some also complained that her song Welcome to New York from the album 1989 was bland and lifeless.

Swift responded by announcing last October that she would donate proceeds from the single to the city’s schools.

A spokeswoman for the city Department of Education said Tuesday that Swift has now given $50,000.

Spokeswoman Devora Kaye says the department is deeply appreciative of this kind gesture.

It wasn’t clear whether the $50,000 figure represented all the proceeds from the song.

A representative for Swift didn’t immediately return emails seeking comment.

Swift recently unveiled the video for Style, the latest single from 1989. It follows Shake It Off and Blank Space.


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Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to NYC schools