The George Floyd Gofundme campaign is up to $10.5 million as of 7:15pm Eastern.
The latest donation is $25,000 from Jay Penske, publisher of Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline and other websites and magazines.
The top donor is someone named Samuel LeBlanc, with $45,005. If anyone knows who he is, please give me a shout at email@example.com
A number of celebrities and famous people have contributed large sums, including U2 Manager Guy Oseary, actor Chris Evans, and model Georgia Jagger.
Most of the donations, though, are from regular folk, and they’re in the range of five-to-100 dollars. A food producer called Strong Roots donated $10,000. So did Dumbgood, a company that makes t shirts. I don’t if these companies have a strong sense of justice or just want publicity.
The actor Guillermo Diaz, from “Scandal,” gave $5000. So did designer Gabriela Hearst.
More to come…