Taylor Swift was named the Most Charitable Celebrity of 2012 by DoSomething, beating Miley Cyrus as the star that gave back the most this past year.
Among Taylor Swift’s many charitable endeavors in 2012 was a huge $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame museum. Swift also became the youngest recipient of Robert F. Kennedy Center’s Ripple of Hope Award, which honors people in the entertainment, international business, and activist communities who demonstrate a strong commitment to social change.
The top DoSomething honor as the Most Charitable Celebrity of 2012 was a huge jump for Taylor Swift who landed at #20 on the list in 2011.
Other notable celebrities on the list were Miley Cyrus at #2 for her work with several organizations, including Saving Spot! Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a home for dogs from high-kill shelters. Cyrus also worked to raise awareness for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the Save The Music Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Actor Channing Tatum, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber rounded out the Top 5 list. Tatum was recognized for raising millions on behalf of the Rainforest Foundation while Lady Gaga was honored for her Born This Way Foundation and Justin Bieber for his own Believe Charity Drive and the Pencils of Promise organization.
Beyond her goodwill in 2012, Taylor Swift took the music world by storm with the release of her new album “Red” which has dominated the Billboard charts for the past five weeks. Just last week, Swift beat Bruno Mars to hold on to the #1 album spot for another week.
Check out the full list of the 20 celebs Gone Good for 2012 at DoSomething.org.