Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

That’s right. One s. That is how you will have to spell the last word of their charity you wish to view their financial information on the IRS American government site. Just a heads up.

Moving on.

The Fiesta website boasts of bringing in millions of dollars in sales:

340 MILLION DOLLARS?! WOW! That’s serious! I am guessing their tax statement will reflect a majority of that if not all.  Let’s see what their tax statement says:

Screenshot_20190809-120742Ummmm, is that a typo? Perhaps some numbers are missing? Does that really read revenue minus expenses equals $15,272?

$15,272?

Fifteen thousand, two hundred and seventy-two U.S. DOLLARS?

But over 340 million in sales? Sounds legit. Maybe that’s why they have refused to respond to my request for transparency.  I guess they must be busy or something, you know, giving all that money in sales…all 15 thousand 340 million…back to the community like they say they do.

To Be Continued.

Fiesta. A huge ripoff that benefits non-profit organizations that sell alcohol and STDs for profit. The law states that companies in business for reasons other than making money MUST disclose their financial statements.

In general, exempt organizations must make available for public inspection certain annual returns and applications for exemption, and must provide copies of such returns and applications to individuals who request them. (IRS.gov)

Enter The Junior League of San Antonio. Sounds reputable, right? They follow the rules and provide a wholesome atmosphere full of goodness and child-like wonder. No need to check them out or anything especially when they are promoting something as pure and gay as ‘Party’. Here is their annual report page:

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Seems legit. But click on that Financial Report link:

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What!? But…they involve kids and unicorns and pink fluffy clouds of purity!!! There is even a news story by none other than Maddy Skye (or Mendoza when she feels like being ethnic).

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So why no disclosure? Could the Junior League be nothing but a front for something more insidious?

Let’s look at their disclosure for 2016:

Investment income: $527,247.00

Now, let’s see what they told the tax man:

Investment Income: $28,890

😮 But it’s for the kids! THE KIDS!

To Be Continued.

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Felix Truvere

2-Stepping, Mechanical Bullriding, Bud & Sissy and Pam & Wes look-alike contest.  Felix Truvere and the Open Road band providing the tunes, Rudy’s BBQ from 8 – 10…oh yes. Lookin’ for love in ALL the wrong places!