I thought that Glenn Beck was donating $25,000 directly to George Wythe University (through the George Wythe Foundation), but the press release is vague on this point:
"Beck urged supporting the private classical liberal arts university’s singular mission of building statesmen and made a personal donation of $25,000."
I recall seeing something about the money possibly going to a teenage girl's foundation. Can anyone confirm that the donation did, in fact, go to the school?
Let me shed a little more light on this. Beck did not in fact donate $25K directly to the school, he pledged the money to www.infund.org:
"Glenn Beck has already pledged $25,000 to Into the Next Chapter to support George Wythe University, a private liberal arts college. That’s a penny a page for 2.5 million pages!"
Earlier today, the school sent out an email saying:
"You can help the youth leading the read-a-thon and GWU by recording any pages you have read (including audio books and reading to someone else) since May 31st. You can be any age to record the pages you've read! Every page gets us closer to collecting the $25,000 pledged to GWU by Glenn Beck."
Here is a list of the top ten readers since May 31 (as of today):
Jefferson D. (provo, ut)
Yuko H. (Dayton, Ohio)
Martha R. (Provo, Utah)
Annette M. (Pasadena, CA)
Aaron H. (branson, MO.)
Alexis T. (Kaysville, utah)
Beth B. (Springville, Utah)
JohnThomas D. (Provo, UT)
Ginnie B. (Monticello, UT)
Michael J. (West Valley, UT)
The number one person is QUITE prolific, claiming to average 500 pages a day since May 31. Wow!!! I'm sure Glenn Beck will trust these numbers without question! Err, maybe not.
Re-read the press release quote at the beginning of this post. Not entirely truthful, I'd say. It said nothing about this www.infund.org website, nor did it mention that the "donation" was actually a pledge dependent followers reading 2.5 million pages.