From 2018-2020, Brett Favre’s charitable foundation, Favre 4 Hope, which has a stated mission to support underprivileged children and cancer patients, donated more than $130,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation during the same years that Favre was working to fund the Volleyball Center New at school.
Favre, a Southern Mississippi graduate, is Involved in a luxury scandal – Widely reported by the non-profit watchdog Mississippi Today – millions of dollars intended for people in need have been embezzled. Favre received $1.1 million for letters he did not give. according to to a state auditor’s report and court documents, and was instrumental in moving more than $5 million in welfare dollars toward building a volleyball facility while his daughter was a player on the USM volleyball team. He is among dozens of individuals and organizations Being sued by the state. Favre repaid the $1.1 million, though the state says he still owes $228,000 in interest. He was not accused of wrongdoing and posted on social media that he did not know where the funding for the volleyball facility came from.
In the same years, Favre was asking for money to build a volleyball facility, and his charitable foundation, which received public donations, significantly increased its contributions to the USMA sports fundraising arm. Tax records show that Favre 4 Hope gave the USM Athletic Foundation $60,000 in 2018, when no other charitable organization received more than $10,000.
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