‘Idol’ Charity Won’t Release Figures

Apr 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The charity that oversaw funding from the “American Idol” charity initiative Idol Gives Back last season declined to release its fund-raising figures, saying it would meet a May deadline to do so, the New York Times reports. “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest has said on the show that the charity raised $76 million last year, the newspaper says.
— Danny King

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  1. I hope this “Charity” is clean.
    When an organization such as this is reluctant, or even delayed, (it is a year ago), to release the real statistics on it’s funds, one can not help but to have a negative gut level reaction.
    In organizations where everything is on the up and up, those figures are out the minute they are compiled.
    The people deserve to have a clean operation connected to IDOL. God knows there is enough corruption going on in high places. Public trust has been violated too many times.
    FOX should have been on this from day one a year ago.
    There should be no new drive for donations without full disclosure on last years “Charity”.
    Peter Bright

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