ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Donates $50,000 to Pro-Hillary Clinton Concert at Kennedy Center
By Tim Graham | September 30, 2013
The ultraliberal Children’s Defense Fund is hosting a big concert at the Kennedy Center on Monday night honoring Hillary Clinton, a former employee and chairman of their board. This 40th anniversary event for the group is called “Champions Changing the Odds for Children.”
Listed among the major donors for this liberal pro-Hillary benefit is ABC Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth. They are listed in the “Emerging Leaders Circle,” which demands a donation of $50,000. ABC News has signaled from the beginning that the lines of objectivity always blur when it comes to the names Stephanopoulos and Clinton.
This is not the only time the ABC anchor and wife have supported CDF events. According to the CDF website, Mr. and Mrs. Stephanopoulos hosted the annual Washington D.C. “Beat the Odds” dinner honoring children who have overcome adversity and achieved “academic excellence” in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Wentworth also hosted the event in 2010, and also hosted the “Beat the Odds” dinner in New York in 2012.
Listed under the "Emerging Leaders Circle" donation is supporting five college scholarships for high school students in the "Beat the Odds" program. The large sum also buys 25 tickets to the Hillary celebration and 25 tickets to the VIP reception. Joining the ABC host in this donation category are four different affiliate groups of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Other media funders of the Hillary event for the Children’s Defense Fund include $25,000 “Gold Sponsor” donations from both Time Warner and Nickelodeon. Among the “Anniversary Friend” supporters with $5,000 donations were David Bradley, owner of Atlantic Media (and Katherine Bradley) as well as Seymour Hersh and his wife Liz Hersh.