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Warren Promised to Donate Book Royalties to Charity, But Did She?

The Democratic firebrand has made hundreds of thousands in book sales. She promised to donate them to charity, but the senator has offered no evidence she followed through.

By NTK Staff | 06.20.2018 @6:00pm
Warren Promised to Donate Book Royalties to Charity, But Did She?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) promised in 2017 that any royalties from her book would be donated to several Massachusetts Food Banks, but the senator has not confirmed that her profits made their way to the charities.

Warren’s financial disclosure forms confirm that she made hundreds of thousands in book royalties and advances. In 2017, the combination of royalties and advances netted Warren $430,328.77, and her 2016 income from book-related sources was $223,629.76.

According to Shannon Young of The Springfield Republican, a Warren adviser said in March 2017 the senator planned “to give a portion of her author proceeds from her latest book to Massachusetts food banks and ‘has donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Worcester County Food Bank and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.'”

But the same story pointed out that Worcester County Food Bank confirmed to Young that it had not yet received any donations from Warren. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts told The Springfield Republican that they were expecting a donation to arrive from Warren.

But in May 2017, the senator’s staff refused to confirm that she ever donated the money to the food banks, according to a story by Victoria McGrane in The Boston Globe:

A Warren spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the $200,000 reflected in the financial disclosure statement was part of a larger sum or the entire advance. She also did not say whether the senator has started fulfilling her pledge to donate a portion of her earnings on the book to several Massachusetts-based food banks.

That number has grown to over $650,000, and there still appears to no confirmation that Warren ever sent the money to charity.

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