Tuesday, April 23, 2024

George Floyd Now Has THREE Different GoFundMe Campaigns as Soho House New York Donates $100,000 to Largest Fund


There are now THREE separate GoFundMe campaigns raising money in the name of the late George Floyd.

The largest one, now totaling $12 million, is run by George’s brother, Philonise Floyd. That’s the one I’ve been writing about. The newest top donor is Soho House New York, with $100,000. Soho House is owned by billionaire Ron Burkle and was created by Nick Jones. They have private clubs all over the country and the world.

That fund is run Ben Crump, the lawyer who speaks for George’s family.

A second fund has raised $1.5 million, called Gianna’s Fund, for George’s 6 year old daughter. It’s run out of Atlanta by Tiffany Lee of Stewart Trial Attorneys on behalf of Roxie Washington, Gianna’s mother. Like the big fund, this one has attracted celebrity donations as well. P.K. Subban of the New Jersey Devils hockey team leads the list with $50,000.

A third fund run by George’s sister, Bridgett Floyd, has raised $362,000. Canadian cyclist Radek Burkat is the top donor with $5,000.

How will all these funds operate? Will the money go to George Floyd’s children? Will there be a foundation set up in his name? And who will run it? Stay tuned.

If anyone knows what’s going on with the fundraising, please feel free to contact me at showbiz411@gmail.com.


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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