Singer Taylor Swift marked her 24th birthday on Friday by making a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee.
Executives in charge of the city orchestra have struggled with financial issues all year, so the generous singer decided to hand over an early Christmas gift. A representative for the Nashville Symphony confirmed the news on the group's Twitter page on Friday, writing, "We are profoundly grateful for @TaylorSwift13's donation. Thank you, Taylor, for supporting musicians & music in MusicCity! Happy Birthday!"
The charitable gesture is not the first for the singer -- in 2012, she pledged $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in October, the Taylor Swift Education Center in Nashville opened as a result of the donation.