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Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb For Supporting Feminist Causes, Education, More

12/30/2014 10:04 am ET | Updated Mar 02, 2015
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No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift.

The 25-year-old pop star landed the top spot on DoSomething.org's Celebs Gone Good list, which highlights public figures who've used their fame to support charitable causes. The advocacy group -- which "makes the world suck less" by supporting numerous grassroots efforts for social change -- noted a donation to New York City schools by Swift, as well as her outspokenness on feminist causes, as reasons for topping the list, which was released on Monday.

As New York Daily News had reported, Swift announced that all proceeds from her single, "Welcome to New York" -- a track off of her new album that climbed to No. 1 on iTunes -- would be given to the public school system during an October appearance on "The View."

It's the third year in a row Swift has taken the top spot, Us Weekly pointed out. Laverne Cox, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson rounded out the top five.

Swift's contribution to New York Public Schools is just one of many philanthropic efforts she's made throughout her time in the spotlight. According to Look to the Stars, Swift has supported Feeding America, UNICEF and Habitat for Humanity, among other charitable organizations. She also donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims of a 2008 flood in Iowa.

Celebs Gone Good winners were selected by DoSomething.org through public voting, the Celebs Gone Good Advisory Committee and a celebrity's given StarMeter ranking on Internet Movie Database.

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