NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - Gov. Bill Haslam over the past decade has given more than $45 million to two family-run charitable foundations that support education, religion and culture.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that governor has given the money to the Charis Foundation established by Haslam and his wife in 2001, and the Haslam Family Foundation set up by his father in 1998.
The foundations have a combined $100 million in assets, which the governor said he hopes is enough to sustain them for the next 50 years.
Haslam has refused to disclose how much money he has made from his unspecified stake in the family-owned Pilot Flying J truck stop chain. He told the paper that releasing details of his income would meet "a National Enquirer standard, not a good government standard."
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com