Tuesday, April 16, 2024

John Travolta, Kelly Preston Still Using Dead Son’s Foundation to Give Scientology Money Tax Free

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Right after poor Jett Travolta died in January 2009 at age 16, his parents established a tax free foundation in his memory. Jett died after falling, from a convulsion. He was autistic, and his manny was a wedding photographer named Jeff Kathrein. The Travoltas always said publicly that Jett suffered from Kawasaki Syndrome and denied the autism. But then in the Bahamian police report, Travolta admitted that his son was autistic.

The foundation doesn’t give money to autism charities. It also doesn’t specify how much money gives it to individual groups on its Form 990, just the total. For 2013, that amount was $172,728.31.

The Travoltas side step not detailing where their money goes in this official document by listing the groups it donates to on its website. Is it true? Who knows? They don’t commit to it on the federal filing. Three of the key groups they’ve given money to in 2014 are Scientology fronts– The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, GRODYSH International, and the Way to Happiness. They’re mixed in with a few “name” organizations that are used as camouflage for the foundation’s real agenda.

Do read this piece on the Doman family, who run the Human Potential foundation, labeled as “quacks” right here. They’re lifelong Scientologists: http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/22/Floridian/Anything_to_reach_Ryan.shtml

Here’s the full list:

2014
Mending Kids http://www.mendingkids.org
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential http://www.iahp.org
Lifeflight Foundation http://www.lifeflightmaine.org
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation http://www.themmrf.org
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation http://www.celebrityfightnight.org
Never Say Never http://www.neversayneverfoundation.org
Jewish National Fund http://www.jnf.org/
The Smithsonian Institute http://www.si.edu
Futures Explored Inc http://www.futures-explored.org
BTCTE http://btcte.org
GRODYSH Int’l. Inc. http://www.grodysh.org/
BuildOn http://www.act.buildon.org/
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation http://www.ripkenfoundation.org/
Surfers Healing http://www.ukrocharity.org
University Kidney Research Organization http://www.exploringthearts.org/
Way to Happiness Foundation http://www.thewaytohappiness.org
The Felix Organization http://www.thefelixorganization.org

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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