Brett Favre’s Charity Accused Of Donating $130,000 To University Of Southern Miss
Former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre continues to find his name on the wrong side of media as TMZ reports another allegation, this time involving his charity “Favre 4 Hope” and his alma maters’ athletic department.
The Favre 4 Hope charity, whose mission is to assist not only disabled children but also breast cancer patients, is accused of donating more than $130,000 it had generated, which was originally meant to go towards needy children and breast cancer patients, towards the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation between the years 2018-2020.
The university reportedly received $60,000 in 2018 — $46,817 in 2019 —- $26,715 in 2020, according to the tax records reported by the outlet. Favre 4 Hope donated money to other organizations; however, the amount donated was generally under $10,000. TMZ says that all of the reported donations occurred during the time Favre was alleged to be attempting to gain $5 million from Mississippi’s welfare funds in order to help build a new volleyball stadium for Southern Miss.
The $70 million dollars that the state received from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program was originally meant to help needy families but the state auditor alleges that millions of dollars from the welfare funds were funneled through non-profits to celebrities and causes that were outside of the scope of the fund’s intended purpose. The state demanded Favre and others repay the money, plus interest, via the Mississippi state auditor. Among those also accused of being paid in federal welfare funds for activities and projects that did not legally qualify for such funds, are former WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr., former Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree, and fitness trainer Paul LaCoste.
The ex-quarterback claimed to have had no knowledge of where the money he received came from; however, newly entered evidence shows Favre allegedly texted a non-profit director, asking whether the media would be able to find out where the funds he was going to receive had come from. The exchange between Favre and nonprofit group founder Nancy New, loosely indicates Favre may have known where the funds were coming from and had concerns the public would find out. New pled guilty to 13 felony counts related to the scandal earlier this year.
TMZ has more HERE.