Taylor Swift will receive a 2012 Ripple of Hope Award in recognition of her numerous contributions to charitable efforts. The award, which is presented by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, acknowledges individuals who demonstrate commitment to social change. Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Bill Clinton, Bono and Vice President Al Gore. The ceremony, to be hosted by Alec Baldwin, will be held in New York on December 3.

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