According to the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) audited Consolidated Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2019, EIF reports receiving "In-Kind Contributions–Donated Media" and "Other In-Kind Contributions" on which it placed a value of $367,244,107 and $683,192, respectively.
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According to the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) 2019 tax filing, EIF reports re: Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons (IRS Form 990, Schedule O re: Schedule L, Part IV):
"The board of directors of the Foundation delegated certain authority and responsibility regarding the SU2C [Stand Up To Cancer] Division to the co-founders of Stand Up To Cancer ('co-founders') that actively participate in Stand Up To Cancer matters on a recurring or weekly basis. During 2019, these co-founders exercised substantial influence over various Foundation matters although they do not constitute members of the governing body as provided in the Form 990 instructions nor they are [sic] Foundation officers or key employees.
"In the interest of transparency, the Foundation is disclosing business transactions with the co-founders and their companies even though the co-founders do not meet the 'Interested Persons' definition for Schedule L.
"The below listed co-founders received compensation from the Foundation for their services related to Stand Up To Cancer as either consultants or from compensation to their wholly-owned companies. Listed are the applicable co-founders and the compensation paid to them in 2019 [as reported on Form 1099 – calendar year 2019]:"
— Sue Schwartz and Rusty Robertson, each are 50% owners of the Robertson Schwartz Agency: $2,890,047
— Lisa Paulsen, owner of Mindful Media Partners, LLC, SU2C talent consultant: $120,000
— Pam Williams, owner of Sweet Pea and Bubba Productions, SU2C production consultant: $120,000
— Ellen Ziffren, SU2C digital media consultant: $120,000
According to the Entertainment Industry Foundation consolidated audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 2 re: Subsequent Events):
"...The following events occurred subsequent to December 31, 2019,
- The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the Foundation's operational and financial performance will depend on further developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak, all of which cannot be predicted at this time [as of June 7, 2020].
- The bi-annual Stand Up To Cancer Telecast was delayed to 2021 in order to avoid any COVID-19 related issues.
- The Foundation received a loan on April 23, 2020 through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Management will apply to convert this loan into a grant as provided by the CARES Act.
- The Foundation entered into six new donor agreements from various corporations, foundations and individuals that represent $14,250,000 in donation revenues for 2020. These donations cover three Foundation programs and three fiscally sponsored funds in the areas of education, disaster response and inclusion."
According to the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) 2019 tax filing, EIF reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):
Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):
"Discretionary bonuses are awarded based upon the employee meeting a variety of performance metrics. All bonuses are reviewed by the CEO, SU2C [Stand Up To Cancer] CEO, CAO and CFO. The only exception is the CEO's bonus, which is determined by the board of directors. Additionally, the proposed bonuses for any key employees and officers are submitted to the executive committee of the board of directors for their review and approval."
EIF reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to 12 individuals in 2019, including $35,000 and $30,900 paid to Nicole Sexton, CEO, and Sung-ah Poblete, President/CEO – SU2C, respectively. Their reported total compensation in 2019 is $378,892 and $444,370, respectively. The reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to the other 10 individuals range from $10,000 to $5,786, with associated total compensation ranging from $312,721 to $183,579 in 2019 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).