The mission statement of Lady CaCa’s Born This Way Foundation is “to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.” What I think they mean by that is their goal is to help their lawyers put a down payment on that lakeside vacation house and get that new Maserati.
Both The New York Post and Roger Friedman at Showbiz411 report that records show that in 2012, the Born This Way Foundation claimed $2.1 million in net assets and brought in $2.6 million in donations. But a giant chunk of that money went to paying off lawyers, consultants, publicists, travel expenses and all sorts of other shit. Total spent on expenses was around $1.5 million and total spent on actual charity was $5,000, which is probably half of what that curdled sperm catsuit cost. The Post breaks down the charity’s expenses like this:
$406,552 – legal fees
$300,000 – strategic development
$150,000 – philanthropic consulting
$348,00 – bus-tour productions
$77,923 – travel
$60,000 – research
$58,678 – publicity
$50,000 – social media development
$47,825 – meeting and event coordination
$5,000 – grants to organizations or individuals
Roger Friedman says that another $808,661 was spent on “other.” I figured that “other” was code for Lady CaCa for being born and Lady CaCa’s mother for giving birth to the gay community’s messiah. But apparently, Lady CaCa’s mom, who’s the president of the charity, doesn’t get paid and Lady CaCa claims she funds most of the charity herself.
A spokeswhore for the Born This Way Foundation told the Post that their goal isn’t to give grants and shit. Their goal is to raise awareness. They taught 19,000 kids about “civic engagement” during their bus tour last summer. Here’s the rep’s statement:
“Every dollar spent across these categories, including the legal fees towards the safe and effective implementation of each initiative, directly serves the Born This Way Foundation’s core mission of empowering youth.”
Translation: “The Born This Way Foundation’s main goal is to awareness of the existence of the great Lady Caca!” And as the rep said the words “empowering youth,” one Little Monster probably told a “hater” to get AIDS.
And why would I not be surprised if Wyclef Jean is her “philanthropic consultant“?