Hillary Rodham Clinton fired off an end-of-the-year fundraising solicitation to supporters of her family’s charitable foundation – and she offered an intriguing pitch.
Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will personally match every tax-deductible donation collected between now and Dec. 31, dollar-for-dollar.
“We have big plans for 2014,” the former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate wrote Monday in an e-mail to supporters.
Clinton detailed her three top priorities at the Clinton Foundation – Too Small to Fail, an initiative to encourage more parents to prepare their young children for school; No Ceilings, a program to help women and girls achieve “full participation in every aspect of our society”; and economic development programs to help young people get the skills they need to find good jobs.
“Across all our initiatives, we’ll be helping more people in more places solve problems and seize opportunities faster, leaner, and better,” Clinton wrote.
Foundation officials did not respond immediately to questions about Bill Clinton’s offer to match money raised in the final week of the calendar year. The former president, after 13 years on the paid speaking circuit, has become a millionaire many times over.
Both Clintons, as well as their daughter, Chelsea, have been active on the fundraising circuit this year, wooing donors to give millions of dollars to the recently rechristenedBill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons have hosted glitzy donor events in New York, London, San Francisco, Washington and other major cities to raise money for the operating budget, which has been increasing as the foundation broadens its focus from the causes Bill Clinton embraced – combating AIDS, climate change and global poverty – to those championed by his wife and daughter.
The Clintons also have quietly begun a high-dollar endowment drive, with the declared goal of $200 million to $250 million, to ensure that the foundation lives on after the former president’s death.
1. Benghazi was not a Embassy or ConsuIate it was a CIA mission station. Which had some state department people in it at the time of the attack.
2. Additional security was never requested by anyone for Benghazi. It was requested for the Tripoli Embassy.
3. The military was ask for help and had none in the area to provide assistance.
4. the what”difference does it make” comment was not about the attack it was about the pretense of one congressman of pushing about the comments 3 days later on television by a person net even involved.
5. Although tragic the loss of the four lives was not really preventable short of them not going to Benghazi. Keep in mind that more people than that escaped that night and were helped by Benghazi residents.Unless you want to send a battalion with every Ambassador’s trip
Clintons can do good, great things maybe, outside of government
Of course he will..
He left the White House broke, and in debt and now he’s worth 100 million..
There’s certainly gold in them thar ‘charities’
The clown show is about to repeat itself again in 2016 with the possibility of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, etc., all seriously considering runs for the presidency and all capable of rousing the least-informed, least-educated supporters of the Republican Party into supporting them. The problem with the Republican Party is that too many of its supporters fit that category which is why we will once again be treated to a narcissistic clown show.
- Bill Clinton to Match Gifts to Family’s Foundation (abcnews.go.com)
- Bill Clinton to match gifts to family’s foundation (sfgate.com)
- Christmas and New Year Messages from Bill and Hillary Clinton (still4hill.com)
- Bill Clinton Will Match Donations to Hillary’s Foundation to Year’s End (breitbart.com)
- Bill Clinton Will Match Donations to Hillary’s Foundation to Year’s End (thenewsdoctors.com)
- Clinton Foundation spends $226M for 2012 projects (thenewstribune.com)
- Hillary Clinton Fundraising Email Comes With Big End-Of-Year Offer (huffingtonpost.com)
- In fundraising pitch, Hillary Clinton says Bill will match donations (washingtonpost.com)
- Clinton Foundation spends $226M for 2012 projects (mysanantonio.com)
- Clinton Foundation spends $226M for 2012 projects (sfgate.com)