Ivanka Trump declared on Thursday that she will donate the unpaid portion of her book advance, as well as future royalties from “Women Who Work” to charitable groups that aim to help children in urban areas.
“Like many other professional women, I have juggled the demands that come with growing my family and building my businesses, and I realize that I am more fortunate than most,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
“In order to extend the reach of those who will benefit from this book, I have established the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund to receive the unpaid portion of my advance and future royalties received from Women Who Work and to make grants to charitable organizations that support the economic empowerment for women and girls," she added.
I’m honored to support @NatUrbanLeague and @BGCA_Clubs with proceeds from my upcoming #WomenWhoWorkBook. These donations will establish a new women’s initiative through the National Urban League's Entrepreneurship Center Program and encourage more girls' participation in STEM through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Read more at Facebook.com/IvankaTrump @portfolio_books
The 35-year-old First Daughter added that the Fund will make grants of $100,000 to The National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which aim to promote entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for women and girls in underserved communities.
“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project,” she explained. “I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November. Out of abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances.”
“Women Who Work,” which is scheduled to be released on May 2nd as a hardcover, aims to advise women on how they can pursue successful careers.