Eric Trump’s Foundation Funneled Cancer Research Donations To Trump Organization, Other Trump Related Charities
The Eric Trump Foundation (more recently known as “Curetivity”) holds an annual golf outing at a Trump golf course in Westchester, NY to benefit cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
One of the key benefits of holding the event at a family owned property, according to Eric Trump, was that “the charity would be able to use the Trump course ‘free of charge’ and have the other costs donated.”
However, “foundation filings reviewed by Forbes show the Trump organization received more than $1.2 million from the charity for the annual one-day use of the course over the past decade. They also showed that $500,000 of the funds raised at the event over the years was re-donated to other charities, not put towards children’s cancer research.”
Costs for the one day event rose to as high as $322,000, all of which went to some part of the Trump Organization. In addition, many of the other charities that received donations from the Eric Trump Foundation were connected to the Trump Organization.
The Trump Foundation has also admitted to “self-dealing” (using donations for personal gain).