After taking down the list of corporate and individual sponsorships sometime in late 2011, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education has reposted it’s sponsorships. This time with amounts – or at least a range. The Foundation’s three-year haul is close to $20 Million. It’s probably much, much more. The following donated “greater than” $1 million:
Walton Family Foundation (2014)
Helmsley Charitable Trust (2013 and 2014)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2013)
GE Foundation ( 2013 and 2012)
Nine other listings are categorized as being between $500,000 to $1 million.
The Foundation was forced to be more open about their finances when Bush announced his desire to run for President. The list is a significant one and reveals the reason why Bush is so personally influential. It includes many corporations which have benefited from his foundation’s work. Bush’s foundation, once described by Sherman Dorn as a trade association, fell into scandal when email exchanges between the Foundation and state education personnel revealed them to be operating outside the scope of a non-profit.