Taylor Swift, ACM Donate $50,000 to St. Jude

Taylor Swift and the Academy of Country Music each donated $25,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday (June 11). Swift and ACM executive Erin Spahn presented the checks prior to Swift’s concert at Ford Field in Detroit. As the ACM’s reigning entertainer of the year, Swift chose St. Jude as the recipient of her ACM Lifting Lives matching gift which offers artists a chance to donate to a charity of their choice with the ACM matching the funds. ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.