Ivanka Trump will donate book proceeds to charity

Posted April 22, 2017

The charity will make grants of $100,000 each to the National Urban League and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the first daughter said in a statement Thursday.

Trump's book, "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success", a book of advice for women in the workforce, is slated to come out May 2. Ivanka signed on to write the tome in 2015, around the same time her father announced his run for President, but says that she never meant to time the book to coincide with her father's first term in office. "It is my honest hope that the book proceeds further benefit women and girls through the great work of [those organizations]", she wrote.

US President Donald Trump's daughter and special counsellor Ivanka Trump has added a chief of staff to her team in the West Wing from former President George W. Bushs administration.

It not yet clear where the rest of her book's proceeds will be donated.

Ivanka Trump's book tour is no more. "Out of an abundance of caution, and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicise the book through a promotional tour or media appearances".

She said she chose to donate to the Urban League and the Boys & Girls Clubs because both have "made it a priority to promote entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for women and girls in underserved communities", the New York Times reported.

Ethics rules have posed problems for the White House in the past.

For more than a decade Ivanka Trump was a woman who worked for her father and for her own eponymous brand, a stature that landed her a second book, titled, bluntly, Women Who Work. This decision gets out ahead of what could be an issue-a rarity in this White House-and supports causes that she has said she will champion in her White House role.

Earlier this month, Ivanka's stake in a D.C. hotel renewed ethical concerns.