Skip to comments.And Oh, By the Way, Harry Reidís granddaughter also got Nevada grants for her NYC theater
Posted on 03/26/2014 7:43:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Look, I have no doubt that Ryan Elisabeth’s Etsy shop and skinny-jeaned urban storytelling troupe are just fantastic. But this is getting suspicious:
The five-term senators ability to help his relatives may extend well beyond $17,000 for jewelry.
His granddaughter has also received financial support for her fledgling New York theater company from two Nevada-based foundations that typically prohibit donations to organizations outside of their service areas. The foundations belong to gaming and energy companies that have also donated to the lawmaker.
Ryan Elisabeth, in her early 20s and a recent college graduate, describes herself as a performing arts professional. In addition to her jewelry company — which is not mentioned on her LinkedIn profile — she also works as an assistant at the Tim Bavington Studio in Las Vegas and as artistic director at Sprat Theatre Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Donations to the latter organization, which she founded, may raise some eyebrows.
Now, we have Nevada-based foundations who don’t usually operate outside Nevada giving young Ryan money for her performing arts profession, as she is only apparently a part-time jewelry maker whose work happens to be worth $17K:
According to the Brooklyn Arts Council, Sprat is supported by funds from Clinton Global Initiative, Caesars Foundation, NV Energy Foundation, and individual donors. (The Sprat website also lists these contributors, along with others.)
The Caesars Foundation is the philanthropic wing of Caesars Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based gaming corporation that owns and operates dozens of casinos. Sen. Reid has received funds from the corporation in the past.
The Caesars Foundation Facebook page indicates that it funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, and requires beneficiaries to illustrate strong leadership that will significantly strengthen communities in which Caesars operates.
The NV Energy Foundation, also a philanthropic wing of a larger corporation, donates to a variety of causes — from artistic endeavors to educational institutions. However, its funding guidelines stipulate that recipient nonprofit organizations must be located within the NV Energys service area. New York is not part of that area.
I can’t imagine how these connections were made. A nice gig for a 20-something in Obama’s crushingly bad economy for recent grads, if your grandpa’s a senator.
But don’t you dare ask him any questions about it.
Wow, The Dim Bulb From Searchlight is corrupt. What else is new?
Influence peddling obviously
Dingy is getting a little old for pedaling, it's more like influence shuffling now.
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $88 billion
A Brooklyn theater group surely will help people all over the world.
“...improving the lives of more than 430 million people...”
They are so modest. They could have just rounded up to a cool billion.
I learned 40 years ago, whether D or R, they are all criminals.
Dingy goin’ down?
I believe it is called "Influnce Peddaling ", or " Money Laundering" , or "Corruption.
Thanks for the post.
Harry POS Reid ALERT!
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM
This kind of crap is okay though.
Who woulda thunk that Dingy Harry is a crook? It can’t be so, not in the godless party of racists, fascists, commies and sodomites!
Give me a break.....ALL politicians are NOT crooks....all DEMOCRATS are and a ton of Pubs, but not all. Juvenile thinking.
I am deeply indebted to you for saying that. I have been a County Commissioner for over 17 years and have NEVER had one person offer me anything for any reason. I have not asked, nor will I, for any favors, kickbacks or ANYTHING that would jeopardize my personal credibility. Despite what people think about "politicians", there are MANY like myself.
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