Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lady Gaga's $2.1 Million Charity Only Donated $5K

Posted By on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Lady Gaga.
  • Photo by JStone / Shutterstock.com
  • Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation was designed "to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated," according their website.

A breakdown of BTWF's 2012 tax report by Roger Friedman for Showbiz 411 reveals the foundations lack of grants to organizations and individuals in comparison to the $2.1 million in net assets the foundation claimed.

I wonder what spending $50,000 on social media gives you in return. Or how many ornate and freakishly over the top outfits/costumes and head gear Lady Gaga could buy with $808,661 spent on "other."

BTWF's President Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mom, spent $150,000 on philanthropic consulting but only $5,000 on actual grants for organizations and individuals who are trying to make society more accepting.

According to Friedman here's where the money went:

$300,000 in strategic consulting
$62,836 on stage productions
$50,000 on social media
$50,000 on event coordination
$406,552 on legal
$150,000 on philanthropic consulting
$60,000 on research
$58,768 on publicity fees
$78,000 on travel
$72,000 on salaries
$808,661 on "other"
$5,000 on grants to organizations or individuals

The question being asked is if Lady Gaga's foundation has actually help anyone so far besides the lawyers, consultants and officials involved in the above financial dealings?
(H/T: Gawker)

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by David McGlothlin

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Summer Safari Nights

Summer Safari Friday Nights 2018 Date: Every Friday until August 3, 2018 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm… More

@ Reid Park Zoo Fri., May 18, 6-8 p.m., Fri., May 25, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 1, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 8, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 15, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 22, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 29, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 6, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 13, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 20, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 27, 6-8 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m. 3400 E Zoo Court

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Claytoon of the Day: This is MAGA (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Four Great Things to do in Tucson Today: Thursday, June 21 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Gov Race: Ken Bennett Talks Education, Gun Safety and Balancing the Budget (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Pima County Safety and Justice Challenge to Screen Documentaries on Mental Health and Incarceration (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: Is Blarney in the Blood? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation