Giving back in a major way, Taylor Swift is donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, according to an announcement from the institution on Thursday (May 17).
The donation made by the country cutie marks the largest grant given to the museum by an artist, and the money is said to help fund an exhibit and classroom space dubbed as the “Taylor Swift Education Center” – which is expected to open in 2014.
In a statement, the museum’s director, Kyle Young, said, “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I’m happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience?”
Swift has been involved with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for quite some time, as she held one of her first public performances in the venue’s plaza while also attending a ceremony during which she signed her recording contract at the institution.