BATON ROUGE (CNS)—The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children received nine individual contributions totaling $511,500 during 2010, according to the latest tax returns filed by the non-profit foundation.
During 2010, the organization distributed more than 100 interactive whiteboard systems with computers across the state and provided school supplies to more than 5,300 students in 16 different schools in coastal Louisiana, the tax return said.
The foundation came under some criticism earlier this year when it was revealed that several contributors to the foundation received large contracts or favorable legislation from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration.
Among those contributors were Blue Cross/Blue Shield ($400 million contract), Marathon Oil (subsidiaries received $5.2 million in state funds), Northrop Grumman ($11.4 million contract), and AT&T (17 contracts totaling $32.2 million, plus cable television legislation favoring AT&T).
The 2010 tax return was prepared by Faulk & Winkler, a Baton Rouge certified public accounting firm. David Winkler, a principal in the firm, contributed $1,000 to Gov. Jindal’s gubernatorial campaign in June of 2007 and contributed an identical another $1,000 in December of 2010.
One unidentified contributor in 2010 gave the foundation $170,000. Others, all unidentified, gave $75,000, $70,000, $62,500, $19,065, $10,000, $5,000, and two who gave $50,000 each, the tax return shows.
The return shows total revenues of nearly $545,000 against $565,655 in expenses for the year.
The tax return indicates interactive whiteboard systems and laptop computers for educational purposes were distributed to the following schools:
Briarfield Academy in Lake Providence, Central School Corp. of Grand Cane, Old Bethel Christian Academy of Clarks, Tallulah Academy/Delta Christian School of Tallulah, St. Charles Borromeo Elementary of Destrehan, St. Edward Catholic School of New Iberia, Tensas Academy of St. Joseph, A.L. Smith Elementary of Sterlington, Bridge City Elementary of Westwego, Calvin High School, Claiborne Elementary of West Monroe, Downsville High School, Emily C. Watkins Elementary of LaPlace, Fairview High School of Grant, Garyville/Mount Airy Math & Science Magnet School, Haynesville Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary of Ruston, James Ward Elementary of Jennings, K.R. Hanchey Elementary of DeRidder, Krotz Springs Elementary, Many Elementary, Monterrey High School, Mulberry Elementary School of Houma, Oak Grove Elementary, Olla-Standard Elementary School, Peabody Montessori Elementary of Alexandria, Pollock Elementary, Port Barre Elementary, Quitman High School, Shongaloo High School, Sicily Island Elementary, South Highlands Elementary Magnet of Shreveport, Start Elementary, and W.W. Stewart Elementary of Basile.