Exclusive: First we had the story of Sumner Redstone‘s gal pal giving over $1 million to Global Poverty Project, the group putting on tomorrow’s all-star show in Central Park. Then GPP put the Sumner Redstone Foundation on their materials as a sponsor of the show. Now I’ve learned that Redstone’s Foundation donated $850,000 in 2012 to the group. The donation can be found in the Sumner Redstone Foundation’s latest tax filing.
For all that money I hope Redstone and Malia Anderlin, his lady friend, get some good VIP Seats to see and hear Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Legend.
Luckily, the map for the Global Citizen concert in Central Park on Saturday shows exactly where the VIP section will be.
It’s hard to know what is motivating Redstone. Peace? Prosperity? Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen are advocacy groups. They do not donate money to poor people. They just get the word out that poor and hungry people exist, and that we should all do something about it. In 2011, they spent about a million on advertising, and another $600,000 on salaries and travel.