Jeb Bush’s Foundation Took in $20 Million From 2012 to 2014


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.

 

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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One Response to Jeb Bush’s Foundation Took in $20 Million From 2012 to 2014

  1. Anti-Tallahassee says:

    I’m glad to see you posting again. I too am frustrated with the direction of Florida, especially education. I have been teaching for 20 years, and the students are the only reason I want to go to work. Keep blogging – these profiteers hate to be caught in the spotlight as they deform public education.

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