Taylor Swift accepts Ripple of Hope Award from ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy's family

By Gina DiFalco,

On the heels of her split with 18-year-old Conor Kennedy, Taylor Swift was honored by the Kennedy family with the Ripple of Hope Award from the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights.

On Monday night, Swift, 22, accepted the award from Conor’s dad, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in New York City, and her ex-boyfriend was not there.

Members of the Kennedy clan that were there, however, were Kerry and Rory Kennedy and Ted Kennedy Jr., The Huffington Post reports.

The Ripple of Hope award is given to "leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change.”
Al Gore, George Clooney, Bill Clinton, Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and Bono have been given the award in the past.

Kennedy Center President Kerry Kennedy said of Swift when it was announced she would be getting the award “What strikes me most about Taylor is the work she does away from the spotlight—her leadership in the movement for arts education, her generosity to communities devastated by natural disaster, and especially the compassion she's shown as a proud defender against bullying and LGBTI discrimination.”

Swift has since moved on from Conor with One Direction’s Harry Styles.

image: INF Daily



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