Monday, April 22, 2024

Meantime, Pamela Anderson’s Registered Tax Free Foundation Spends More on Itself than on Donations to Causes


So Pam Anderson’s 12 day marriage to Jon Peters is over. Maybe his accountants wondered about her registered 501 c3 charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation.

On the charity’s 2018 Form 990 Federal Tax Form, listed officers of PFA are Pamela Anderson, President; Pamela Anderson, Secretary, and Pamela Anderson, Director. The only job she doesn’t have is Treasurer.

PFA currently has $10,000 in assets. In 2018, she donated $30,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. That’s it. One donation. However, PFA received $50,000 — I can’t imagine why– from the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which is supposed to be for survivors of 9/11.

In addition to Cantor Fitzgerald’s $50,000, PFA received another $39,000 in 2018. The other substantial contributors listen include late “Simpsons” creator Sam Simon, Pam’s ex husband Rick Salomon, and a Ukranian named Grzegorzak Arkaduisz, producer of a movie called “Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong.”

PFA’s expenses other than the donation to hotline total $51,118 include Accounting fees– $10,000; Travel and conferences — 16,480; Publicity and promotion- $24,603; and Taxes– $35.

Pamela Anderson’s charitable foundation has no actual fundraising events, as far as I can tell, although the wedding to Peters may be considered as one if she gets a good settlement for 12 days of marriage.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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