For Immediate Release
April 24, 2019
Nashville, TN – Archived webpages show Bank of America sponsored consecutive annual fundraising galas for Planned Parenthood of New York City.
According to documentation released by conservative watchdog organization 2ndVote, an online announcement for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s May 2, 2017 centennial gala listed Bank of America as a “corporate sponsor.” The event was billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of New York City.”
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was presented with the Champion of the Century Award at the gala.
One year later, a similar announcement for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s “Spring Into Action Gala” on May 1, 2018 listed Bank of America as a “bronze sponsor.”
IRS Form 990 filings by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, show donations to multiple Planned Parenthood affiliates. In 2017, the foundation distributed over $50,000 to these organizations.
2ndVote also released a copy of a letter from Bank of America Charitable Foundation President Kerry Sullivan dated February 5, 2019. The letter reads, “Bank of America does not make any direct grants to Planned Parenthood. As you may know, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has a Matching Gifts program which matches our employees’ charitable contributions to government recognized 501(c)3 organizations.”
Additional information and documentation can be found at 2ndvote.com/bankofamerica.
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