I am still of the opinion that ALL private donations
should remain that ... private. However, since folks
had fun trashing G.W. for his $10,000 donation, I
figured I'd post this info about Terry Kerry and her
'private' donation. I also maintain that all donations
are good, even those misleading and self glamourizing.
Newsmax was the only place that I could find that
covered it. No where else did I find anything that
said anything about Terry Kerry or her business'
This article says that it's the Hienze charities that is
giving the $$$. It doesn't say it's Terry Kerry's personal
money. It's the charity's money.
The article mentions G.E. giving millions. I know other
corporations are giving millions including BOEING, which
is giving millions AND matching employee donor money.
Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005
Ketchup Heiress Teresa Makes Modest Tsunami Contribution
Charities controlled by billionaire ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz have pledged a relatively modest $450,000 to tsunami relief in recent days, with Mrs.
Heinz explaining she prefers to keep her charitable contributions local.
While generous, the Heinz contribution doesn't come close to actress Sandra Bullock, who donated $1 million to tsunami relief. Or race-car driver
Michael Schumacher, who pledged $10 million during a telethon on German television last week.
U.S. corporations have, by and large, been extraordinarily generous in the wake of the South Asian disaster. Pfizer Inc., for instance, has pledged
$10 million cash and $25 million in drugs to relief agencies.
Heinz Foods has two factories in Indonesia and one in Thailand - countries heavily affected by the tsunami disaster.
[edit on 1/10/2005 by FlyersFan]