|Did you donate or was it done for you by your Government?|
Below are the 2013 tax returns for the non-profit Lauren's Kids. I also blogged (on June 5th) on this charity that recently got a windfall of our tax dollars from the State of Florida. My biggest complaint about them is all the public money they get (see return) and that I want to give to the charities of my choice not the choice of the State of Florida's and Miami Dade County (they also give to this non-profit. To add insult to injury, Lauren's Kids gives to other charities, I believe two were former clients of her dad's. Why is Lauren's Kids choosing charities for me to donate to? Does every official is the state find it necessary to take my tax dollars and distribute my money to charities of their choice? It appears they pay rent from the return. I wonder if that is also Book's Lobbyist office. Lauren's Kids is addressed at 18851 NE 29th Avenue No. 1010, the same as his business address. They show $113,724 in office expenses, occupancy total is $24,628 and to attend conferences, conventions and meetings they spent $40,500 (Note, they only have one employee: $40,500?). Their total expenses for 2013 are $1,579,538.
On this return they show $1,111,710 in Government Grants.
Look at the tax return. Since 2013 Lauren has been getting steady raises and now makes over $100,000 to do whatever it is she does. On this return it appears she makes $96,718. According to page 7 she made $103,000. Read the return and maybe you too can game the system, you just need a well connected lobbyist to adopt you.
Ron Book is the President and Lauren Book is the Vice President and CEO. Also see Florida Bulldog Report "Politicians send millions to charity of lobbyist’s daughter" by Franscico Alvarado.
By the way how much Daniella Levine Cava made from her charity was a big deal in the campaign with an ad on her salary misstated, According to Doug Hanks of the Miami Herald:
Fine print on the screen shows the $500,000 figure came from 10 years of federal tax returns. The reference is to Catalyst Miami, a social-services organization that Cava left before running for Bell's District 8 seat. The two most recent tax returns for Catalyst (officially called the Human Services Coalition of Dade County) record Cava earning $38,900 in 2012 and $55,593 in 2011.Levine-Cava has two degrees -- law and social work and the charity was in existence for over 10 years. What does Lauren have?