Glenn Beck

By Amy Gardner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 27, 2010; 3:09 PM

Glenn Beck has billed his “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday in part as an opportunity to focus attention on those who have served in the military.

Specifically, Beck has joined forces with a small, Tampa-based nonprofit called the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which he said will benefit from all proceeds of the event. He is encouraging his supporters to donate to the foundation.

The foundation’s primary function, according to its Web site, is to provide academic scholarships to the children of special operations soldiers killed in action or training.

It’s not clear how much money the foundation might receive. A footnote on the rally’s Web page explains that donations will go first toward the cost of the event. Anything left over will then be kept by the foundation.

A representative of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation referred all media inquiries to Jason Raffel, Beck’s New York-based publicist. Raffel, in turn, referred inquiries back to the foundation.

Beck has said on his television and radio broadcasts that he expects the foundation to receive a “meaningful” contribution after the rally’s bills are paid. He has also said the event will serve as a boon to the foundation’s fundraising operation by exposing it to many new donors. He said costs of the event will be transparent to the public and reported by the foundation in accordance with IRS rules governing nonprofits.

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