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Re#182 Sorry. I don't have Fox and didn't see it. If I see a thread with it, I'll flag you....
196 posted on 03/09/2004 8:04:31 AM PST by eureka! (God Bless our troops....)
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  Drummond Pike

Undue Influence by Ron Arnold

Secrecy, pass-through, and lobbying guru for hundreds of left-wing groups and their funders

Drummond Pike:
Tides Center
President  Salary  $51,601, benefits $13,468
Tides Foundation
President and Director  Salary $51,750, benefits $8,658
Total salary $103,351, benefits $22,126
President and Director, Tsunami Fund, a lobbying service provider
President, Highwater, Inc., private real estate company wholly owned by Tides Foundation
Founder,, fundraising service provider
Environmental Working Group;
Director and shareholder, Working Assets Funding Service (a private fundraising corporation)

Solidago Foundation, former Director

Drummond's background:

  • Co-founder and associate director, Youth Project, Washington, D.C.

  • 1976-1981: Executive Director, Shalan Foundation in San Francisco (money of Alan Davis; Chittenango Trust; Charitable Lead Trust)

Drummond's philanthropy:

Pike is founder and president of the
Tides Foundation (1976) and Tides Center (1992).

  • The Tides Foundation is a pass-through for other foundations’ money. Tides Foundation is a public charity, not a private foundation. Tides Foundation passes other foundations' money to a spectrum of left-wing organizations which the original donors would not or could not support on their own.

  • The Tides Center shelters a wide variety of leftist “social change” groups under its legal and tax-exempt status, providing management and payroll services, fundraising assistance, and legal counsel, while the groups themselves operate their own projects and programs. Because none of the more than 260 projects under the Tides umbrella files its own Form 990 with the IRS, their finances are totally secret and not available for public inspection, an issue that requires congressional remedy.

Drummond's connections:

  • President and Director, Tsunami Fund, a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization funded by individuals and foundations to influence legislators in passing anti-capitalist laws.
  • President,,  created by Tides Foundation, “a nonprofit focused on Internet fundraising” (only for left-wing anti-capitalist groups).
  • President, Highwater, Inc., a private corporation wholly owned by Tides Foundation. Highwater is a general partner in Thoreau Center Partners, LP, which leases office space to the Tides Center at $219,202 annually.
  • Co-founder (with John Harrington), a director and shareholder of Working Assets, a left-wing telephone and credit card firm that sells its services to the Tides Center.
  • Director, Environmental Working Group.
  • Former director, Solidago Foundation, created by Pike to fund the Tides Foundation.

Drummond's message: I can hide any amount of money I want and you can't find it.



200 posted on 03/09/2004 8:18:47 AM PST by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! or
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