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Victims-turned-activists personally profiting off of foundation set up after the Parkland shooting?

Updated: May 20, 2020

IRS 990 forms can give some insight into charities and how money is used. After Fred Guttenberg’s daughter, Jamie, was killed at MSD on 2/14/2018, he soon established a foundation in order to do good and honor her. In reality, it’s a noble action on his part.


Fred is known for his exchange with Marco Rubio at the CNN gun violence town hall after the shooting, as well as what happened during the Kavanaugh hearings:



More recently, at the 2020 State of the Union address (and a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi), he was ejected from the chambers for his outburst when Trump mentioned the 2nd amendment:



Fred’s foundation has to file a 990 with the IRS, which they did for 2018. Total revenue for that period was $319,447.




The interesting part though is why is he personally profiting at all from any of this?






His daughter was tragically killed, he sets up a foundation to honor her and fight for what he believes in (as well as do some good in the community), but gets $33k in profits from it?

Further, per the IRS: