GoFundMe has raised its maximum donation by a factor of three and then some. Why? Two words: “Taylor Swift.” Behold:
On July 7th, a young girl battling cancer named Naomi got a huge surprise when her favorite singer, Taylor Swift, donated $50,000 to her GoFundMe campaign. Naomi and her family were understandably surprised and grateful for such a generous gift.
“Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required us to increase the donation limit on the platform,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. GoFundMe’s previous donation limit was set at $15,000, but has now been increased to $50,000. There are never any limits on how much a campaign can raise.
There’s a cancer named Naomi? And they say I need an editor. (“You do.”–ed.)
You might look at this and think “Yeah, Tay just crashed their site and offered to make up for it.” Nope:
Including gifts to other campaigns, Taylor Swift has given more than any other donor in GoFundMe history.
I fully expect the next rocket to Mars to have her name on it.