Welcome to New York, Taylor. It's been waiting for someone generous!
Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 of the proceeds from her single "Welcome to New York" to the city's public schools, the Department of Education confirmed on Tuesday.
"We’re deeply appreciative of this kind gesture to donate her proceeds of the single ‘Welcome to New York’ to benefit NYC public schools," said DOE spokesperson Devora Kaye.
The news was first reported in Capital New York.
Swift, who moved to the city last year and was also named the city's global tourism ambassador, announced in October that she planned to donate the song's proceeds to the city's schools. It's unclear if $50,000 is the total she's made off the song, which has sold more than 500,000 copies on iTunes.
The money will go to SING, a student-led musicial production competition among NYC's high schools.
In a statement, Swift's representative said this was not a "one-time donation." "Taylor will continue to donate the proceeds she receives from the sale of the single 'Welcome to New York' to NYC public schools."