Eric Trump Foundation
The Eric Trump Foundation was established in 2006 to raise money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, the Foundation has donated and pledged nearly $30 million to St. Jude. In response to Donald Trump becoming President, the foundation is changing its name to Curetivity.
Each year, The Eric Trump Foundation hosts several golf tournaments across the country to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at various Trump golf courses.
The Eric Trump Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Paige Scardigli is Executive Director. She is a classmate and longtime friend of Eric Trump from Georgetown University.
Following the election of Donald J. Trump as President, the Foundation had to cancel several fundraisers because they could create the impress of selling access to the members of the first family. However, the foundation continues to raise money for St. Judes and held a golf tournament at the Trump National golf course outside of Washington DC with Eric Trump in attendance in May 2017.
While the foundation started with six personal friends of Eric Trump serving with him on its Board, control of the foundation has shifted to the point that a majority of the Board are connected to the Trump Organization. Since the start of the foundation and its golf tournaments, Eric Trump has claimed that the foundation has a low overhead because the Trump Organization does not bill it for using their facilities and golf courses. However, since 2011, the Trump Organization has billed the foundation for the golf outings.
The foundation has also contributed to three charities other than St. Jude: Ablis, the Little Baby Face foundation, and Julie's Jungle, each of which later held a golf tournament at a Trump course.
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- Executive Director. Retrieved on December 23, 2016.
- Detrow, Scott. "Facing Criticism, Eric Trump Will Stop Actively Fundraising For His Foundation", National Public Radio, December 22, 2016. Retrieved on December 23, 2016.