Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Ivanka Trump will donate book proceeds to charity

Ivanka Trump will donate book proceeds to charity

"In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project".

The Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund is donor-advised, with Ivanka Trump serving as the grant adviser and sole member of IT WWW Pub LLC, the organization that receives royalties from the book sales.

Trump also said she will not do any publicity for the book, "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role" to promote it.

The National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are slated to receive the first donations - $100,000 each, according to a press release.

For more than a decade Ivanka Trump was a woman who worked for her father and for her own eponymous brand, a stature that landed her a second book, titled, bluntly, Women Who Work.

It's possible the famous first daughter is a little gun shy when it comes to questions of ethics after questions were raised about three of her brand trademarks which were miraculously approved in China - right before she had dinner with her father and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, no less.

The White House said Ivanka planned to give up some income, minimize certain assets, and promised she will recuse herself from policy matters that may pose conflict of interest concerns.

Now that she doesn't have to worry about promoting her book (which was edited in March with a new foreword I'm sort of dying to read), Ivanka can focus on her upcoming diplomatic visit to the G20 Summit in Berlin. That entity will contribute a minimum $425,000 to the fund, which is the unpaid portion of the advance, net of expenses. All future royalties beyond that will also go to the fund for five years, the statement said.

Excerpts of the book were available on Amazon Thursday. It's unclear where the rest will go.

The book, she writes, includes "the best advice, tips and skills I've learned over the years from many incredible people, on subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive".

Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday that she will not promote her new book, citing ethic concerns. This decision gets out ahead of what could be an issue-a rarity in this White House-and supports causes that she has said she will champion in her White House role.

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