Taylor Swift at performance in gold dress

DoSomething.org, one of the world’s largest organizations for young people and social change, has has filtered through the lofty intentions and photo ops of celebrities involved in charitable causes, to sift out the stars who are truly at the top of the “Most Charitable” list (and relevant to a younger crowd).  With 3.3 million members passionate about diverse world causes and campaigns, DoSomething has a uniquely sensitive finger on the pulse of passion and inspiration.

The top 20 Charitable Celebrities of 2014

  • 20. Justin Bieber
  • 19. Mindy Kaling
  • 18. Lebron James
  • 17. Amy Poehler
  • ​16. Lupita Nyong'o
  • 15. Demi Lovato
  • 14. Zendaya
  • 13. Kerry Washington
  • 12. Olivia Wilde
  • 11. John Legend
  • 10. Chris Pratt
  • 9. Tyler Oakley
  • 8. Shonda Rhimes
  • 7. John Cena
  • 6. One Direction
  • 5. Emma Watson
  • 4. Miley Cyrus
  • 3. Beyoncé
  • 2. Laverne Cox
  • 1. Taylor Swift

Superstar Swift held the Number One honor two previous years as well, and her bold move cementing her spot at the top of 2014's list was the release of the song "Welcome to New York" and donating all proceeds to New York City Public Schools.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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