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How Much Does Hannity's Freedom Concert Really Benefit Children Of Fallen Soldiers? Developing

Reported by Ellen - August 6, 2007 -

Sean Hannity has another of his "Freedom Concerts" coming up this week, which he claims is "to benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of America's military heroes. But a closer look indicates that not much money from the concerts goes to the scholarship fund after all.

Interestingly, Hannity's website doesn't reveal how much of the ticket price goes to the fund. But a page from the website of KFMB in San Diego, sponsor of the last concert, indicates that only $4 went to the Freedom Alliance, the parent charity of the scholarship fund. As davefromqueens pointed out in his DailyKos diary, there's no guarantee that any of that $4 goes to the scholarship fund.

The FAQ section of Hannity's site states that no portion of the ticket purchase is tax deductible.

After studying Freedom Alliance's tax returns, davefromqueens concludes that LESS THAN 1% of the money from the concerts goes to helping the children of military families.

I hope to get my own copy of the tax return soon and will report more once I have had a chance to review it.