Candie’s Foundation, a nonprofit for Teen Pregnancy Prevention, has come under fire after it was revealed that for 2009, they paid Bristol a salary of $262,500, whereas only paid $35,000 towards actual pregnancy prevention.
Look at the 2009 tax information –
Candie’s foundation is run by Neil Cole, an executive at the teenage clothing company Iconix Brand Group. The foundation also spent $165,000 on advertising.
But a closer examination of the tax form by ThinkProgress shows that the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics: $25,000 to the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center and $10,000 to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. View a screenshot of Bristol’s exorbitant salary below:
Thus, the nonprofit paid Bristol over seven times what it paid to teen pregnancy prevention groups. In addition, the Candie’s Foundation spent $165,000 on advertising, including this spot with Bristol and “The Situation” of MTV’s Jersey Shore:Source: thinkprogress.org
What qualifies Bristol Palin for such a salary?
- She became pregnant when she was a teenager and ended up becoming a teenage mother.
- She is Sarah Palin’s daughter.
The non-profit organization seems to be more of a tax-deductible marketing campaign, then a real benefit to the society. The organization should be investigated for tax fraud!