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Clinton Foundation Releases Donor List

Former president Bill Clinton on Friday released a list of the donors who have given money to his foundation “under an agreement with President Obama to prevent the appearance of conflicts with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role as secretary of state,” the Washington Post reports. “The list designates whether donors gave money in 2009, but only details the total of their giving since the charity began raising money in 1998. It could not be determined how much each donor gave in 2009 alone,” the newspaper writes (Rucker, 1/2).

The Clinton foundation “works in the U.S. and around the world on such issues as health care, particularly HIV/AIDS; climate change; and economic development,” and runs the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., the Associated Press/Wall Street Journal reports. “I am deeply grateful to the many generous contributors who made it possible for my foundation to accomplish so much in 2009, including increasing the number of people on lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment, helping cities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and inspiring millions of children to lead healthier lives,” Clinton said in a written statement, the article reports (1/1).

“Top donors to the foundation include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Frank Giustra, the CEO of The Radcliffe Foundation; and Coca-Cola,” The Hill’s “Blog Briefing Room” reports. “Norway gave $10 million to $25 million since the charity’s founding about a decade ago, and Oman gave between $1 million to $5 million over that same span” (Romm, 1/2).

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