Anita Perry’s salary comes indirectly from governor’s backers
In 2003, the group reported to the Internal Revenue Service that it had received no donations of $5,000 or more, the minimum required to be disclosed in public IRS filings.
In Anita Perry’s first year raising money for the nonprofit, major donations jumped to $100,000 — with all the money coming from state contractors, lobbyists or donors to the governor’s political account.
All told, more than 70 percent of the $634,500 in large donations given to the group between 2004 and 2009 came from businesses or individuals with ties to the governor. The group has not yet filed its formal statements with the IRS for 2010.