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GoFundMe increases giving limit after Taylor Swift's $50,000 donation

By Germaine Benson
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GoFundMe increases giving limit after Taylor Swift's $50,000 donation
Singer Taylor Swift attends the Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

SAN DIEGO, July 10 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift triggers change whether she wants to or not.

Earlier this week the singer donated $50,000 to a young girl battling cancer on GoFundMe.com.

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But because the crowd-funding website's maximum giving amount was only $15,000, Swift broke up her donation into four different increments.

The company took notice and was so inspired by the "Bad Blood" singer's generosity, that it changed it's giving policy to match her donation amount.

GoFundMe's CEO, Rob Solomon, said "Taylor Swift's donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform. He added, "What Ms. Swift has done for Naomi and others can inspire the next generation of giving."

According to the statement released by the company, the 25-year-old has given more money than any other donor in GoFundMe history.

The Taylor Swift Effect is in full bloom lately. Last month the songstress managed to change Apple Music's policy. The company will now pay artists during the free three-month period of the streaming service.

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