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12/30/2014 10:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

In this image released by Starpix, Taylor Swift attends the Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Dec. 12
In this image released by Starpix, Taylor Swift attends the Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Aurora Rose)

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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BEFORE YOU GO

  • At The 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon
    The laser-cut skirt is EVERYTHING.
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    The laser-cut skirt is EVERYTHING.
  • At The 2014 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
    Gold and black are <em>the</em> colours for the holiday season. Of course, Tay is all over it.
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    Gold and black are the colours for the holiday season. Of course, Tay is all over it.
  • At The 2014 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
    Tay looks festive in this black sequin two-piece.
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    Tay looks festive in this black sequin two-piece.
  • In New York City
    Prada bag? Check. Gorgeous oversized blue coat? Check. Perfect winter style? Check.
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    Prada bag? Check. Gorgeous oversized blue coat? Check. Perfect winter style? Check.
  • In New York City
    That outfit is all about the plaid coat.
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    That outfit is all about the plaid coat.
  • At The American Music Awards
    A sleek and sexy Michael Kors gown is the quintessential minimalist dress.
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    A sleek and sexy Michael Kors gown is the quintessential minimalist dress.
  • In New York City
    Tay took a cue from Blake Lively and rocked a gorgeous blanket coat.
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    Tay took a cue from Blake Lively and rocked a gorgeous blanket coat.
  • In New York City
    Ok we need that sweater. Now.
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    Ok we need that sweater. Now.
  • In New York City
    Those tights, though!
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    Those tights, though!
  • At "Good Morning America"
    She looks like a Faberge egg, in the best way of course.
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    She looks like a Faberge egg, in the best way of course.
  • At The We Can Survive Concert
    High-waisted shorts have never looked so good.
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    High-waisted shorts have never looked so good.
  • At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
    Only T Swizzle could get away with wearing a Mary Katrantzou onesie at the VMAs.
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    Only T Swizzle could get away with wearing a Mary Katrantzou onesie at the VMAs.
  • At "The Giver" Premiere
    Simple elegance at its finest.
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    Simple elegance at its finest.
  • At The Teen Choice Awards
    Tay keeps rocking two-pieces like it ain't no thang.
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    Tay keeps rocking two-pieces like it ain't no thang.
  • In New York City
    We love everything about this peach ensemble. That loose t-shirt belongs in our wardrobe.
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    We love everything about this peach ensemble. That loose t-shirt belongs in our wardrobe.
  • At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
    Angels? What angels? Tay stole the show in this lace number.
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    Angels? What angels? Tay stole the show in this lace number.
  • In New York City
    Tay kills it in a floral jumpsuit and a dainty purse.
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    Tay kills it in a floral jumpsuit and a dainty purse.
  • In New York City
    Pastel separates will be huge next year.
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    Pastel separates will be huge next year.
  • At The Met Gala
    Bringing the drama to the red carpet!
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    Bringing the drama to the red carpet!
  • At The Academy of Country Music Awards
    A thigh-high slit gives this monochrome ensemble a much-needed edge.
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    A thigh-high slit gives this monochrome ensemble a much-needed edge.
  • At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    She could totally fit right in on "Dynasty."
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    She could totally fit right in on "Dynasty."
  • At The Grammy Awards
    One of our favourite looks of the year.
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    One of our favourite looks of the year.
  • At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party
    It's all about that leg.
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    It's all about that leg.
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