Skip to comments.Bono's ONE foundation under fire for giving little over 1% of funds to charity
Posted on 09/23/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT by Marty62
Bono's anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its lavish salaries after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy. The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6m in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).
The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1m went towards paying salaries.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314543/Bonos-ONE-foundation-giving-tiny-percentage-funds-charity.html#ixzz10N2I90T2
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Interesting Who is running the B& M Foundation?
With a record like that, Bono has the potential of being the Czar of Charitable Giving in BO’s coven.
No wonder he was trying to convince Bush to give more money to Africa - Bono’s money was already committed elsewhere.
Bono and the rest of U2 are the wealthiest people in Ireland yet they pay almost nothing in taxes due to offshore shell companies in tax havens.
Ireland is broke and Bono wants taxpayers in western countries to shovel more “aid” money to Africa. Europe and the USA have given trillions to Africa since after WW2 and nothing has changed.
How much did they spend on platform shoes for The Ego?
makes one go HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
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Mark for later reading..
Bono is just a turd. One big turd. Literally.
Funny thing is that I have seen those exact same commercials about poor starving children in Africa since 1964. I wonder if living under Communist Dictator Control has anything to do with poverty?? Nah, can’t be
Another one of those slush funds.
This is a typical caricature of celebrity charity. They don’t even pretend to be helping people. All their money goes to lobbying politicians to spend other people’s money and “raising awareness” rather than actually helping the poor and starving on the ground.
I’m sure it buys a lot of ad time, subway posters, plane tickets, limos and catering. I doubt if “The Statesman” and Lord Protector of Africa—Bono even knows or cares what this outfit does on a day-to-day basis. I’m betting that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become a standard unsupervised monster charity that that has been taken over by careerist staffers and is run for their benefit, while accomplishing very little of substance.
Just another liberal hypocrite. A has been trying to get his fair share for his retirement.
After a half a century of starving to death one would think they would have got there by now.
doesn't sound very intelligent to me.
“I wonder if living under Communist Dictator Control has anything to do with poverty??”
That seems to be the case in Detroit.
America is heading down that path with the the Commie Imam from Kenya.
It could be worse - it could be like the Ford Foundation and support all kinds of idiot liberal causes (diametrically opposed to the ideas Ford himself supported, btw).
I wonder if living under Communist Dictator Control has anything to do with poverty??
IMHO that is what is wrong in all the impoverished countries we try to help. If the aid doen’t have constant oversight in that country, the blackmarketers and the government steal the money/goods and the people still starve. Or, in Bono’s case the money never even gets there. As long as there is greed there is no solution.
When you look at their site it APPEARS to be about helping Children.
But then when you read the BS. They NEVER commit to actually helping the “Children”. Just talk about helping the Children and the site has lovely pics of small children.
Why is it you scratch a leftie and you find some scam to get money from people, whether ObamaCare or this pathetic money grabber.
The purpose of many "charitable foundations" is to be a means of sheltering money from taxes while conveying it to friends and descendants. Any actual "charity" work is just for maintaining the fig leaf.
“ONE foundation under fire for giving little over 1% “
I guess that’s why they named it that.
I agree.It seems to me most “non-profits” and NGOs are just shills who lobby for raising taxes.
Still haven’t found what I’m looking for, Bono.
ONE spokesman Oliver Buston has now defended the way the organisation is run, insisting the money is used for promoting its campaign and raising awareness rather than being handed straight to those who need help.
So they are for promoting themselves, not actually doing anything. They will make fine politicians.
A lot of it reaches the greedy, though.
Exactly, this is scummy to the high heavens.
Makes Bill and Melinda Gates look REALLY bad.
PIPE DOWN! You think Beluga and private jets are cheap? Do you have any idea how much a Gulfstream V costs to operate per hour? Sheesh!
good lord....he is such a loser
It’s about social climbing their way into diplomacy. Not about helping, but about getting into politics via ‘humanitatianism.’ It worked for Eva Peron, so I suppose they think it should work for them.
Board of Directors
Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
The lead singer of Irish rock band U2, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Ballymun, Dublin. He met the Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 the band was formed.
Joshua Bolten spent eight years working in the White House under President George W. Bush. He started in January 2001 as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. Upon confirmation by the Senate in June 2003, he joined the President’s Cabinet as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. And from April 2006 through January 2009, he served as White House Chief of Staff.
Susan A. Buffett
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Susan A. Buffett is Chairman of The Sherwood Foundation, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. The Sherwood Foundation focuses on public education and poverty alleviation - mainly in Omaha, Nebraska.
. Joe Cerrell*
Director, European Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Joe Cerrell is the director of the Gates Foundation’s Europe office where he oversee the Gates Foundation’s policy, advocacy, and communications activities in Europe. Previously, Joe was the director of Global Health Policy & Advocacy where he oversaw the foundation’s global health communications, public policy and international finance activities.
Prior to joining the foundation, Cerrell served as assistant press secretary to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Intel in 1974 just as they invented the famous “8080” 8 bit microprocessor. At Intel he held various engineering, marketing and management assignments, and was one of their top-ranked sales executives.
Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE
Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) with Bono, Bobby Shriver, and others in 2002 and ONE in 2004. The two entities merged in 2008 under the name ONE. DATA, ONE, and its partners have helped persuade the Bush Administration and bipartisan leadership in the US Congress to launch a series of initiatives for Africa including the Millennium Challenge Account, the President’s Emergency AIDS initiative, the Malaria Initiative, Multilateral Debt Relief, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Chairman of the Board, ONE
Thomas E. Freston is a Principal of Firefly3, an investment and consultancy firm focusing on the media and entertainment industries. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc., where he also served as Chief Operating Officer.
Helene D. Gayle
CEO, CARE USA
Helene D. Gayle is President and CEO of CARE USA, one of the world’s premier international relief and development organizations. With programs in over 60 countries, CARE helps people in poor communities expand the control they have over their own lives to advance positive, enduring social change.
Morton H. Halperin
Open Society Institute
Morton H. Halperin is a consultant to the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Policy Center. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Halperin served in the Clinton, Nixon and Johnson administrations, most recently as Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State (1998-2001).
. David Lane
President & CEO, ONE
David Lane is President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE, an advocacy and campaigning organization focused on combating global poverty and preventable disease, with more than 2 million members from around the world. Prior to joining the team at ONE, Lane was the Director of Public Policy and External Affairs and Director of the East Coast Office (located in Washington, DC) for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 1993 through 2000, Lane served in a number of senior positions in the federal government, including Executive Director of the National Economic Council at the White House and Chief of Staff of the US Department of Commerce. Before joining the Clinton Administration, he worked as a management consultant and as a foreign policy legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate.
Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jeff Raikes leads the Gates Foundation’s efforts to promote equity for all people around the world. He sets strategic priorities, monitors results, and facilitates relationships with key partners for all three program groups.
. Bobby Shriver
Bobby Shriver, co-founder and chairman of (PRODUCT) RED (www.joinred.com) and co-founder of DATA (www.data.org), has spent the past ten years working to help eliminate the financial and health emergencies threatening the people of Africa.
A Special Message From Bono
Sep 23rd, 2010 12:29 PM EST
Bono talks about our campaign to ensure no child is born with HIV by 2015, before singing Moment of Surrender on stage in Paris on September 18.
Heres a thought to leave you with: By 2015, we could live in a world where no kids are born with HIV. The first born AIDS-free generation of our lifetime, by 2015. Thats a thought, right? Every day, 1,000 mothers give birth to a child with HIV. And it doesnt have to be, so sign up to the ONE Campaign, choose RED, support your First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and the Global Fund. Theyre here tonight. This is for them. Thank you, youre our heroes.
Well Duh, why do you think they called it ONE?
1% that is!!/S
Bono is basically a stream at the mouth consciousness with no conscience... like a Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. He should be doing gangsta rap with Rev Wright and everybody will get on the soul train that’s gone souless and dance like the undead that they are. You can always see they coming for their designer shades... and that’s what they are in Hades.
I’m willing to bet that there’s no one person right now who knows exactly what every arm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is doing and where all those billions are going.
It’s probably true that Bill & Melinda went in with no idea what they wanted to accomplish—beyond some nebulous do-gooder ideals—probably the malaria thing and some of the educational stuff. The rest is standard PC charity boilerplate. I’m starting to understand how the conservative givers like Olin Foundation, the Coors and Koch Brothers have accomplished so much more with their carefully targeted millions.
For Bono and Ali’s own picture of their African philanthropy, check out:
It’s a vulgar, ostenstatious (and presumably tax-deductible) display of wealth.
Maybe the 1% actually does some good. But why would anybody think a phote of Bono and Ali flying around Africa in private aircraft, stolling in a scenic African landscape, dressed in haute couture, and carrying designer accessories inspires a philanthropic urge in others?
It’s just baffling to me.
Liberals are generally cheap bastards so there is little news here.
Why do you think Klinton calls his Haitian aid origanization a ‘’foundation’’?
Yep, they set up those scam trust foundations as a tax dodge while the money is available to them. Most of these things never help anybody but the person who has the trust or foundation. I hardly donate anymore because they are pretty much scams.
I mean really.
I use to like my LV purse, but after seeing this, it’s going on the shelf.
sickening. There is nothing worse than using the unfortunates of society for self promotion or exploitation.
These lefties are disgusting.
This kind of stuff makes me sick to my stomach.
Me too. Let’s face it; the people that like to refer to themselves as elites are nothing but common thugs.
My favorite Bono story ...
Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2, is famous throughout the entertainment industry for being more than just a little self-righteous.
At a recent U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, he asked the audience for total quiet.
Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands, once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he said into the microphone, “Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies.”
From the front of the crowd a voice with a broad Scottish accent pierced the quiet ...
“Well, fuckin stop doin it then, ya evil bastard!”
OMG, that is funny. At least someone had the guts to call out this egomaniac.
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