Tag: Taylor Swift
OCT 13, 2013 - Taylor Swift, the leading charitable musician of the year in 2012, has upped the ante even more. Taylor has given the biggest donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ever, $4 million dollars, to open up a "Taylor Swift Education Center" on 2 floors in the building. Ms. Swift is no stranger to the place, for she performed volunteer fundraising when she was younger and even performed as a teenager at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and even signing her first contract there.
The Taylor Swift Education Center features 3 classrooms, a learning lab and a state-of-the-art children's exhibit gallery, and increases their classroom capacity by sevenfold. It features dozens of instruments, and curators on display restoring musical instruments that will eventually go on display. Read more on Taylor Swift's website here, and also check out a great article about it on GuardianLV.com here. Check out a comment from Taylor Swift at the unveiling of the Education Center below.
JAN 24, 2012 - Taylor Swift met with cancer patient Kayla, after her parents and friends started an Internet drive to get the activist musician to meet with her. They started a Twitter drive called #OperationGetKaylaToMeetTaylorSwift, and then set up a web page called TeamKaylaKinCannon.org, to tell her story and push for a meeting with the young artist. Taylor caught wind of it, and Kayla's dream came true when Ms. Swift visited her, and they said it was no quick meet-and-greet, she stayed for hours, ate lunch, gave presents, and even signed pictures. The family was moved and happily surprised and impressed with her great quality as a person. Kayla's dad said, "She is the sweetest, most down to earth person I have ever met!" Read more on Today.com here, and check out Kayla's story here. (photo credit: TeamKaylaKinCannon.org)
Taylor Swift Receives Ripple Award from RFK Center for Justice, and is #1 in Top 20 Celebs Gone Good
JAN 11, 2013 - Taylor Swift has been very active in the musical activist field, and she has been rewarded with all her great work with awards and recognition. On December 3, 2012, she was awarded the Ripple of Hope Award at the Robert F. Kennedy Center. The RFK Center hands out the award to individuals who "reflect Robert Kennedy's passion for equality, justice, basic human rights, and his belief that we all must strive to make gentle the life of this world." They held a huge gala, and she even performed Starlight for the crowd (see lyric video below of studio track). To read more about the event and see some pictures check out a cool website started by a fan called TaylorSwift13.org dedicated to showing all the activism and great charitable work she does.
Taylor Swift was also named #1 by DoSomething.org in their Top 20 Celebs Gone Good contest recognizing charitable and positive activist work in the community.
Finally, Taylor got over 4 million votes to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, the most votes ever for an artist. To check out some pictures of her Treasures From The World Tour exhibit, click HERE. JTMP wants to applaud Taylor's awesome work she is doing, and congratulate her on all her success; she deserves it! You go girl!