The Schindlers were requesting public donations to pay for their legal expense which was already being paid by other rich foundations. Currently all four of the Schindlers’s livelihoods and retirements are now being provided by those donations of millions of dollars, which they are still requesting donations to their Terri Schindler Foundation and to which they are all employed. This was/is another fraud on these public donors.
From the Terrifight.org Web Site http://www.terrisfight.org/ during the court battles:
“Terri’s Foundation is in need of financial assistance to offset the costs of legal fees. Visit our donation page here or write to us 4615 Gulf Blvd #104-103 – St.Petersburg Beach, FL 33706”
From “Follow the Money” by Jon B. Eisenberg
Here are just a few examples:
Pat Anderson [lawyer for the Schindlers] works with the Alliance Defense Fund, which received $143,000 from Philanthropy Roundtable members that include the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation and the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. Wesley Smith works with the Discovery Institute, which received $175,000 from the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. Diane Colemen’s “friend of the court” brief is signed by the World Institute on Disability and the National Organization on Disability, which are funded by the Scaife Family Foundations, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the JM Foundations.
The other “friend of the court” brief supporting Governor Bush was filed by the Family Research Council, which was formerly headed by Bush’s lawyer Kenneth Connor and which received $215,000 from the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. Rita Marker’s organization, the International Task Force on Euthanasia, received $110,390 from the Randolph Foundation, an affiliate of the Smith Richardson family. Bush’s lawyer Robert Destro has ties to the Council on Economic and Policy Education, which is funded by the Randolph and JM Foundations.
The two new Schindler lawyers, Deborah Berliner and Brett Wood, are affiliated with Judicial Watch Inc, which received $7,069,500 from the Scaife and DeVos Foundations.
And in the thick of this is Governor Jeb Bush, a former director of the Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is a creation of Joseph Coors and one of the most prominent member of the Philanthropy Roundtable. The Heritage Foundation has been funded to the tune of $47 million by among others – you guessed it – the Bradley, Schaife, DeVos and JM Foundations.”