Corzine releases charitable contributions, says Christie should do the same

Gov. Jon Corzine today released a list of nearly $3.2 million in charitable contributions made by his foundation in 2008, including $250,000 to the Rutgers University Foundation, $250,000 to the Cooper Foundation in Camden, $400,000 to the New York University Child Study Center, and $500,000 to a private school in Connecticut that his son once attended. The list of donations was provided at the request of PolitickerNJ.com.

“We scrambled to compile the list of contributions made by the Jon S. Corzine Foundation and put it out in advance of the filing extension requested to put to rest any further attempts by the Christie campaign to use these contributions as a diversion from answering questions about limo rides and five star hotels on taxpayer dime and the apparent use of the United States Attorney’s office as a campaign headquarters for Christie. These are all very serious transgressions and will hopefully now be looked at in their proper context,” said Sean Darcy, a spokesman for the Corzine campaign.

Darcy is also asking that GOP gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie release a detailed list of contributions made by a charitable group run by his own family.

“In the name of the same transparency the Christie campaign claims to value, they should now release the contributions from the Christie Family Foundation. While it would make sense that the Corzine campaign’s ongoing transparency would compel the Christie campaign to do the same with the contributions for the Christie Family Foundation, nothing we have seen from Christie to this point will make us hold our breath,” Darcy said.

Click here to view the list.

Alliance for Excellent Education Washington, DC 50,000.00
Union Chapel AME Church Newark, NJ 750.00
The Cooper Foundation Camden, NJ 250,000.00
Pomfret School Pomfret, CT 500,000.00
NYU Child Study Center New York, NY 400,000.00
Simmons Scholarship and Community Service Corporation Newark, NJ 50,000.00
Jewish National Fund Northeast, NJ 2,500.00
Rutgers University Foundation New Brunswick, NJ 250,000.00
American Jewish Committee New York, NY 1,500.00
St. Mathew NIDA, Inc East Orange, NJ 38,700.00
Playwright Horizons New York, NY 2,000.00
The North Ward Center, Inc Newark, NJ 15,000.00
National Guard State Family Readiness Council Trenton, NJ 15,000.00
Eggerts Crossing Civic League, Inc. Lawrenceville, NJ 500.00
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New York, NY 13,000.00
Shannon Daley Memorial Fund Whitehouse Station, NJ 500.00
Treasurer, State of NJ (WW II Memorial) Trenton, NJ 100,000.00
Hudson Cradle, Inc Jersey City, NJ 400.00
New England Amateur Skating Foundation Providence, RI 1,000.00
Family Connections Orange, NJ 5,000.00
United Nations Association of the United States of America Washington, D.C. 1,000.00
O’Connor House, LLC Phoenix, AZ 2,500.00
Caucus Educational Corporation Montclair, NJ 1,000.00
AIDS Walk NY New York, NY 500.00
South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Maplewood, NJ 1,000.00
UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey River Edge, NJ 3,000.00
Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey Morristown, NJ 10,000.00
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society White Plains, NY 200.00
UJA of Metrowest New Jersey Whippany, NJ 5,000.00
New York City Mission Society New York, NY 1,500.00
Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ 1,200.00
Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre New York, NY 25,000.00
New Jersey Council of the Arts Trenton, NJ 5,000.00
Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation Taylorville, IL 6,000.00
The Partnership for the Homeless New York, NY 6,500.00
Seeds of Peace New York, NY 20,000.00
NJPAC Newark, NJ 50,000.00
Newark Firefighters Union, Inc. Newark, NJ 250.00
The Newark Museum Newark, NJ 30,000.00
Boys and Girls Club of Newark Newark, NJ 12,000.00
Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey Scotch Plains, NJ 8,500.00
Lung Cancer Research Foundation New York, NY 3,000.00
Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation Maple Shade, NJ 25,000.00
Chatham 9-11 Memorial Foundation, Inc Chatham, NJ 1,000.00
Union County Love Hope Strength Association Cranford, NJ 500.00
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Newton, MA 1,000.00
Guide Dogs of America Sylmar, CA 5,000.00
NJPAC Newark, NJ 10,000.00
UCP of Hudson County Bayonne, NJ 2,500.00
Blue Ocean Institute East Norwich, NY 1,050.00
Drug Policy Alliance New York, NY 10,000.00
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Washington, DC 2,500.00
The Trust for Public Land Morristown, NJ 37,500.00
HELP USA New York, NY 1,000.00
Spence-Chapin New York, NY 25,000.00
The Colleen Giblin Foundation Oradell, NJ 200.00
Stockton College Foundation Pomona, NJ 10,000.00
Simple Works East Hampton, NY 10,000.00
Womanspace Trenton, NJ 5,000.00
The Jubilee Center Hoboken, NJ 5,000.00
SHCC Scholarship Fund Newark, NJ 5,000.00
The Columbian Foundation Long Valley, NJ 500.00
The Drumthwacket Foundation, Inc. Princeton, NJ 30,000.00
The Nation Institute New York, NY 25,000.00
Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey West Caldwell, NJ 20,000.00
UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey River Edge, NJ 3,000.00
Harlem Day School New York, NY 50,000.00
Overlook Hospital Foundation Summit, NJ 150,000.00
NYU Child Study Center New York, NY 50,000.00
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC 100,000.00
Christ Church Summit, NJ 30,000.00
Millenium Promise New York, NY 300,000.00
National September 11 Memorial & Museum New York, NY 333,333.00
Alliance for Excellent Education Washington, DC 50,000.00

Corzine releases charitable contributions, says Christie should do the same