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August 11, 2017

Chronicle Database Shows How Lucrative Mar-a-Lago Events Can Be

Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s lavish Florida estate, is a top venue for charity galas, balls, luncheons, and other fundraising events. That’s because many wealthy snowbirds flock each winter to Palm Beach, the resort town where the property is located, and charities compete to attract their donations.

Permit data compiled by The Chronicle suggests just how lucrative those events can be.

The data covers more than 230 applications filed with the Town of Palm Beach since 2008 by charities seeking to rent Mar-a-Lago. Seventeen groups applying for permits this year reported raising more than $100,000 after expenses at events in 2016, with several netting more than $500,000.

(Most of the 230-plus permits are for a single event at Mar-a-Lago, but some might include fundraising totals from additional gatherings at the Trump property or other Palm Beach venues. All reflect at least one Mar-a-Lago event.)

Below is data from nine years’ worth of requests by charities to use Mar-a-Lago. The permits show the estimated fundraising total and costs for planned events at Mar-a-Lago and how much the charity raised and spent at such events (and, for some groups, perhaps at other Palm Beach venues) in the prior year.

The data was compiled by Clairissa Baker, a journalist with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, who obtained the permits from the Town of Palm Beach through a public-records request.

Readers can download the data here

NonprofitEvent DateEstimated Dollars to be RaisedEstimated In-Kind Donations*Estimated Cost of Event*Estimated AttendanceDollars Raised At Prevoius Year's Event**Total Cost of Previous Year's Event**
The Salvation Army 12/9/17 205,000.00 35,000.00 145,000.00 250 253,471.00 159,045.00
Achilles International 11/30/17 200,000.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 200 165,000.00 40,000.00
American Lebanese Syrian Association 4/5/17 250,000.00 1,000.00 34,000.00 150 240,300.00 33,000.00
Navy League of the United States 4/3/17 1,300,000.00 -- 487,000.00 650 1,300,000.00 487,000.00
American Humane Association 3/8/17 150,000.00 -- 110,000.00 300 154,347.00 97,257.25
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 3/4/17 300,000.00 - 150,000.00 250 209,870.00 147,253.00
Cleveland Clinic 2/27/17 1,000,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 450 1,308,812.07 345,782.49
American Friends of Magen David Adom 2/26/17 1,400,000.00 -- 450,000.00 500 1,405,447.00 450,209.41
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/20/17 160,000.00 10,000.00 55,000.00 325-350 241,547.00 78,137.48
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/18/17 1,400,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 350 2,250,000.00 528,046.00
The Palm Beach Foundation 2/7/17 60,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 200 92,155.00 63,800.00
American Cancer Society Florida Division 2/7/17 400,000.00 -- -- 300 586,320.07 151,071.57
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter 2/4/17 950,000.00 20,000.00 400,000.00 500 931,570.00 435,125.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/1/17 300,000.00 -- 75,000.00 400 661,502.00 262,869.00
American Council of the Blind 1/29/17 35,000.00 -- -- 400 35,000.00 0
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/28/17 560,500.00 30,000.00 147,500.00 350 533,404.00 140,644.00
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 1/27/17 1,200,000.00 100,000.00 240,000.00 350 1,076,348.00 222,111.00
Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper Inc 1/26/17 150,000.00 8,000.00 90,000.00 350 350,000.00 150,000.00
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/14/17 1,250,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 300 1,100,000.00 400,000.00
Raymond F Kravis Center for The Performing Arts Inc 1/12/17 1,009,500.00 110,000.00 626,145.00 220 993,955.00 489,076.00
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Inc. 1/11/17 100,000.00 -- 25,000.00 150-250 252,848.50 107,217.83
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/7/17 700,000 20,000.00 250,000.00 450 1,081,241.00 437,266.00
Salvation Army of Palm Beach County 12/10/16 250,000.00 35,000.00 4,500.00 250 167,300.00 130,732,00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/3/16 900,000.00 50,000.00 450,000.00 400-500 978,103.00 561,722.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/2/16 275,000.00 -- 150,000.00 300 661,502.00 262,869.00
Achilles International 12/1/16 100,000.00 5,000.00 1,700.00 80 90,000.00 12,000.00
Bethesda Hospital Foundation 11/10/16 325,000.00 20,000.00 110,000.00 500 1,320,100.00 390,502.00
Palm Beach Foundation Inc 3/19/16 150,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 400 -- --
The Arc of Florida, Inc. 3/18/16 500,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 400 175,277.00 74,944.52
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/8/16 230,000.00 117,000.00 105,000.00 375 230,000.00 105,000.00
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 3/5/16 300,000.00 -- 150,000.00 250 209,870.00 147,253.00
American Humane Association 3/1/16 80,000.00 -- 50,000.00 300 149,715.75 63,809.75
Cleveland Clinic 2/27/16 1,000,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 400 1,029,150.00 286,754.30
School of the Arts Foundation, Inc. 2/26/16 425,000.00 24,000.00 240,000.00 450 -- --
American Friends of Magen David Adom 2/21/16 1,200,000.00 -- 205,000.00 350 1,127,174.00 304,916.00
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/20/16 1,500,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 350 1,557,000.00 379,187.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/15/16 165,000.00 10,000.00 60,000.00 350 177,211.00 59,196.55
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter 2/6/16 950,000.00 20,000.00 400,000.00 500 1,750,000.00 800,000.00
American Cancer Society 2/5/16 400,000.00 -- 11,165 300 665,964.00 150,505.00
Palm Beach Opera 2/4/16 299,500.00 3,156.00 139,545.00 200 239,150.00 153,365.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/3/16 300,000.00 -- 75,000.00 400 743,378.00 240,362.00
Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper Inc 1/25/16 150,000.00 8,000.00 90,000.00 350 350,000.00 150,000.00
American Council of the Blind 1/24/16 30,000.00 -- -- 400 30,000.00 0
Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches inc 1/22/16 1,200,000.00 100,000.00 240,000.00 350 1,096,971.00 212,385.00
Raymond F Kravis Center for The Performing Arts Inc 1/21/16 809,500.00 77,900.00 460,000.00 400 809,850.00 348,599.00
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/16/16 700,000.00 20,000.00 250,000.00 450 1,051,458.00 361,815.00
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Inc. 1/13/16 100,000.00 -- 25,000.00 150-250 216,347.09 68,324.74
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/9/16 1,450,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 350 1,450,000.00 350,000.00
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund 1/3/16 800,000.00 -- 350,000.00 400 -- --
Salvation Army of Palm Beach County 12/12/15 250,000.00 35,000.00 4,000.00 250 418,435.87 183,806.15
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/6/15 50,000.00 -- 20,000.00 35 50,000.00 20,000.00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/5/15 900,000.00 50,000.00 450,000.00 500 1,022,969.00 495,594.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/4/15 275,000.00 -- 150,000.00 300 743,378.00 240,362.00
Bethesda Hospital Foundation 11/11/15 325,000.00 20,000.00 150,000.00 600 1,595,550.00 559,191.00
Wellness Research Foundation Inc 10/8/15 425,000.00 -- 85,000.00 150-300 8,269.24 3,379.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 4/19/15 100,000.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 300 244,996.00 82,990.00
Benjamin School 4/18/15 850,000.00 250,000.00 195,000.00 375 881,566.00 194,677.00
Navy League of the United States Palm Beach Council 3/30/15 500,000.00 -- 150,000.00 400 -- --
Jewish Agency for Israel North American Council 3/19/15 250,000.00 -- 140,000.00 200 -- --
American Humane Association 3/17/15 60,000.00 -- 40,000.00 300 79,181.00 40,970.00
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/10/15 225,000.00 180,000.00 96,000.00 0 218,017.62 95,408.69
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 3/7/15 500,000.00 -- 150,000.00 250 187,755.00 143,434.00
Palm Beach Opera Guild 3/4/15 75,000.00 10,000.00 15,000.00 200 37,754.00 51,799.98
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter 2/28/15 900,000.00 20,000.00 300,000.00 500 1,130,000.00 385,000.00
American Friends of Magen David Adom 2/22/15 - -- 205,000.00 390 11,760,000.00 303,000.00
Cleveland Clinic 2/21/15 1,000,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 400 1,121,720.00 363,527.00
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/20/15 1,400,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 350 1,529,265.00 406,182.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/16/15 160,000.00 6,000.00 60,000.00 325 225,164.00 64,275.00
American Cancer Society Inc 2/6/15 350,000.00 -- -- 300 617,543.00 128,209.00
Palm Beach Opera Inc 2/5/15 329,500.00 -- 135,000.00 200 363,200.00 168,297.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/4/15 300,000.00 -- 75,000.00 400 732,195.00 232,713.00
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/31/15 550,000.00 30,000.00 125,000.00 350 492,250.00 128,011.00
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/30/15 727,000.00 30,000.00 136,000.00 350 733,341.00 142,989.00
Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper Inc 1/26/15 150,000.00 8,000.00 90,000.00 350 190,000.00 80,000.00
American Council of the Blind 1/25/15 25,000.00 -- -- - 30,000.00 0
Food for the Poor 1/22/15 200,000.00 20,000.00 500 per person 150 -- --
American Friends of the Hebrew University 1/18/15 800,000.00 -- 186,500.00 200 1,110,583.00 393,068.00
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/17/15 700,000.00 -- 250,000.00 450 760,320.00 316,199.00
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Inc. 1/14/15 100,000.00 -- 25,000.00 150-250 197,325.00 58,350.00
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/10/15 550,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 - 1,437,742.19 546,481.85
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund 1/4/15 800,000.00 -- 350,000.00 350 -- --
Salvation Army of Palm Beach County 12/12/14 250,000.00 35,000.00 4,000.00 200 187,121.66 80,831.97
Unicorn Childrens Foundation Inc 12/11/14 200,000.00 50,000.00 39,875.00 200 354,803.00 147,032.50
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/7/14 50,000.00 -- 17,500.00   62,000.00 21,700.00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/6/14 900,000.00 50,000.00 450,000.00 500 1,248,599.00 635,717.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/5/14 275,000.00 -- 150,000.00 300 732,195.00 232,713.00
Bethesda Hospital Foundation 11/11/14 309,000.00 18,000.00 149,000.00 600 1,474,477.00 569,293.00
American Cancer Society Florida Division 4/14/14 825,000.00 -- 165,000.00 300 916,947.45 199,553.42
Benjamin School 4/5/14 800,000.00 400,000.00 190,000.00 350 -- --
International Society of Palm Beach 4/2/14 200,000.00 -- -- 225-275 -- --
Palm Beach Opera Guild 3/27/14 75,000.00 5,500.00 10,000.00 200 31,000.00 50,179.92
American Humane Association 3/25/14 60,000.00 -- 40,000.00 300    
Jewish Guild for the Blind 3/19/14 100,000.00 -- 32,000.00 200 75,629.00 25,380.00
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/11/14 150,000.00 220,000.00 68,000.00 375 150,000.00 68,000.00
Unicorn Childrens Foundation Inc 3/1/14 400,000.00 200,000.00 -- 400 174,953.00 206,986.00
American Friends of Magen David Adom 2/23/14 -- -- 205,000.00 390 1,500,000.00 208,000.00
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/22/14 1,300,000.00 200,000.00 250,000.00 400 1,702,255.00 261,033.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/17/14 165,000.00 6,000.00 50,000.00 300 150,921.00 45,269.02
Cleveland Clinic 2/8/14 1,300,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 450 -- --
Palm Beach Opera inc 2/6/14 195,000.00 20,000.00 2,000.00 80 -- --
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/5/14 225,000.00 -- 60,000.00 400 646,449.00 224,529.00
American Cancer Society Florida Division 2/1/14 825,000.00 -- 165,000.00 300 916,947.45 199,553.42
American Council of the Blind 1/26/14 25,000.00 -- -- 400 25,000.00 0
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/25/14 700,000.00 -- 250,000.00   900,269.80 307,396.54
Food for the Poor 1/23/14 200,000.00 20,000.00 500 per person 150 -- --
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/18/14 626,000.00 30,000.00 150,000.00 400 595,174.00 144,500.00
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Inc. 1/15/14 100,000.00 -- 25,000.00 150-250 157,479.00 51,350.26
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/11/14 550,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 350 1,143,625.81 335,907.64
International Society of Palm Beach 1/10/14 200,000.00 -- -- 225-275 -- --
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund 1/5/14 -- -- -- 500 835,000.00 498,000.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/14/13 225,000.00 -- 135,000.00 300 646,449.00 224,529.00
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 12/13/13 750,000.00 -- 30,000.00 500 -- --
Raymond F Kravis Center for The Performing Arts Inc 12/8/13 678,500.00 55,000.00 253,635.00 200 766,487.00 348,759.00
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/8/13 70,000.00 -- 50,000.00 70 70,000.00 50,000.00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/7/13 500,000.00 50,000.00 275,000.00 450-500 908,980.00 529,348.00
Paley Save-The-Limb Foundation Inc 12/6/13 150,000.00 2,500.00 112,500.00 500 -- --
Carson Scholars Fund Inc 12/6/13 150,000.00 2,500.00 112,500.00 500 -- --
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Childrens Service 12/5/13 5,000.00 -- 3,500.00 250 4,200.00 4,000.00
Bethesda Hospital Foundation 11/13/13 800,000.00 -- 250,000.00 350 616,200.00 223,041.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 3/30/13 100,000.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 300 244,996.00 82,990.00
Palm Beach Symphony Society 3/28/13 80,000.00 -- 70,000.00 150-300 72,850.00 67,334.55
Palm Beach Opera Guild Inc 3/21/13 75,000.00 5,500.00 10,000.00 200 21,335.00 35,303.80
Unicorn Childrens Foundation Inc 3/16/13 652,000.00 180,000.00 230,295.95 390 -- --
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/12/13 150,000.00 220,000.00 68,000.00 375 155,179.98 68,198.54
Jewish Guild for the Blind 3/4/13 100,000.00 -- 32,000.00 200 95,040.00 34,379.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 3/3/13 100,000.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 300 244,996.00 82,990.00
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/23/13 1,500,000.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 400 1,563,00.00 236,000.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/11/13 160,000.00 5,000.00 48,000.00 300 159,374.88 48,795.65
American Friends of Magen David Adom 2/10/13 - -- 205,000.00 390 1,047,116.00 201,233.00
Cleveland Clinic 2/9/13 1,300,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 450 1,286,929.44 354,174.18
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/6/13 225,000.00 -- 135,000.00 300 478,251.00 181,556.00
American Cancer Society 2/1/13 1,110,000.00 -- 222,000.00 500 998,837.36 169,497.69
Raymond F Kravis Center for The Performing Arts Inc 1/31/13 696,000.00 52,000.00 254,000.00 200 542,650.00 209,800.00
Raymond F Kravis Center for The Performing Arts Inc 1/30/13 678,500.00 55,000.00 253,635.00 200 766,487.00 348,759.00
American Council of the Blind 1/27/13 24,000.00 -- -- 400 24,000.00 0
Food for the Poor 1/24/13 200,000.00 20,000.00 450 per person 150 -- --
Kidsanctuary Campus 1/22/13 125,000.00 10,000.00 50,000.00 150 79,205.00 50,093.00
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/19/13 680,000.00 30,000.00 159,865.00 400 690,505.00 159,865.00
Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches inc 1/18/13 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 275,000.00 450 932,514.20 178,997.39
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/12/13 800,000.00 100,000.00 160,000.00 300 894,516.42 224,291.39
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund 1/6/13 772,500.00 -- 334,500.00 600 -- --
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/5/13 700,000.00 -- 250,000.00 450 838,262.00 287,487.20
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/8/12 200,000.00 -- 60,000.00 400 478,251.00 181,556.00
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/4/12 750,000.00 500 30,000.00 70 -- --
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/2/12 750,000.00 500 30,000.00 70 -- --
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/1/12 500,000.00 50,000.00 275,000.00 450-500 856,616.00 484,475.00
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/13/12 150,000 55,000 80,000 375 123,364.10 65,697.28
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 3/4/12 100,000.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 300 155,890.00 101,639.10
Jewish Guild for the Blind 2/28/12 75,000.00 -- 30,000.00 200 65,407.00 18,987.00
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 2/27/12 5,500,000 25,000 127,000 300 4,543,773.00 81,469.00
Richard J Caron Foundation 2/25/12 450,000 100,000 230,000 400 800,000 265,250
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/18/12 1,500,000.00 250,000.00 300,000.00 400 2,356,000.00 360,866.00
Cleveland Clinic 2/11/12 1,300,000.00 15,000.00 400,000.00 500 1,742,830.21 367,369.35
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/8/12 150,000.00 -- 50,000.00 400 439,460.00 203,184.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/6/12 170,000 3,035 45,000 325 202,737.00 46,736.08
American Cancer Society Florida Division 2/3/12 1,164,500.00 -- 237,850.00 500 1,055,957.19 273,898.00
American Friends of Magen David Adom 1/29/12 1,025,000.00 -- 205,000.00 390 790,000.00 160,506.27
Kidsanctuary Campus 1/24/12 125,000 10,000 50,000 300 79,205.00 50,093.00
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/22/12 480,000.00 30,000.00 133,000.00 300 443,621.00 114,044.00
American Council of the Blind 1/22/12 20,000.00 -- -- 350 25,000.00 0
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 1/14/12 550,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 300 733,353.23 239,413.92
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/7/12 600,000 -- 225,000.00 450 778,588 276,340
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/10/11 225,000.00 -- 140,000.00 300 439,460.00 203,184.00
Young Womens Christian Association of Palm Beach County Fl 12/5/11 125,000.00 7,500.00 65,000.00 250 133,488.00 66,060.00
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/4/11 750,000.00 500 30,000.00 70 80,000.00 36,000.00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/2/11 500,000.00 50,000.00 275,000.00 450-500 665,727.00 256,511.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 11/12/11 1,000,000.00 20,000.00 100,000.00 400 1,000,000.00 200,000.00
Palm Beach Centennial Commission, Inc. 4/15/11 60,000.00 -- 6,000.00 700 -- --
It Happened to Alexa Foundation 3/25/11 200,000.00 10,000.00 120,000.00 250 197,850.00 120,229.48
Best Buddies International Inc 3/18/11 400,000.00 25,000.00 -- 275 -- --
Barry Telecommunication inc 3/15/11 98,000.00 65,000.00 48,000.00 275 130,253.00 171,174.05
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 3/11/11 550,000.00 60,000.00 130,000.00 300-400 -- --
Jewish Guild for the Blind 3/11/11 56,000.00 -- 33,000.00 100 29,395.00 19,533.00
American Humane Association 3/9/11 250,000.00 -- 25,875.00 250 -- --
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 3/6/11 100,000.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 300 -- --
Richard J Caron Foundation 2/26/11 450,000.00 100,000.00 230,000.00 300 1,013,086.00 229,641.47
Cleveland Clinic 2/25/11 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 400,000.00 400 1,139,250.00 240,048.83
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 2/19/11 1,500,000.00 250,000.00 300,000.00 400 1,243,621.00 211,408.00
American Heart Association 2/14/11 1,561,250.00 50,000.00 227,000.00 500 1,594,306.54 220,513.14
Morselife Foundation Inc 2/9/11 50,000.00 -- 20,000.00 400 344,300.00 169,250.00
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/7/11 -- -- -- -- -- --
American Cancer Society Florida Division 2/4/11 1,655,430.00 -- 293,974.00 500 1,570,581.36 281,767.35
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 1/31/11 7,000,000.00 32,500.00 ] 200 7,031,607 38,690.00
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter 1/29/11 1,090,000.00 515,000.00 340,000.00 400 1,070,294.00 354,301.00
Kidsanctuary Campus 1/25/11 125,000.00 10,000.00 50,000.00 300 60,362.00 25,205.00
Catholic Charities 1/23/11 225,000.00 -- 51,000.00 190 215,150.00 50,309.00
American Council of the Blind 1/23/11 15000 -- -- 350 17,313.15 0
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 1/22/11 425,000.00 25,000.00 120,000.00 300 351,950.00 94,330.00
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/8/11 600,000.00 -- 250,000.00 450 808,296.00 222,379.00
March of Dimes Foundation 12/18/10 285,000.00 130,000.00 90,000.00 300 273,533.00 821,300.00
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/5/10 65,000.00 -- 30,000.00 70 64,215.00 30,529.00
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/4/10 500,000.00 50,000.00 275,000.00 450-500 726,816.00 344,916.00
Palm Beach Opera 11/21/10 70,000.00 -- 23,335.00 200 14,275.00 31,928.71
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 11/13/10 100,000.00 50,000.00 -- 400 400,000.00 200,000.00
Hope for Depression Research Foundation 3/19/10 75,000.00 20,000.00 -- 160 151, 025.00 0
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc 3/6/10 532,500.00 25,000.00 122,000.00 300    
American Heart Association 2/28/10 1,249,500.00 30,000.00 255,462.00 500 824,890.13 180,120.25
Lupus Foundation of America 2/27/10 290,000.00 65,000.00 95,000.00 250 457,100.00 134,957.00
Richard J Caron Foundation 2/26/10 650,000.00 100,000.00 220,000.00 450 692,105.00 260,665.76
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/8/10 125,000.00 5,000.00 35,000.00 200 124,074.00 39,045.00
American Cancer Society 2/5/10 1,563,520.00 -- 272,450.00 500 1,403,228.00 327,089.00
Kidsanctuary Campus 1/26/10 67,500.00 25,000.00 22,500.00   98,410.00 71,638.85
American Council of the Blind 1/24/10 10,000.00 -- -- 300 -- --
Catholic Charities 1/24/10 235,000.00 -- 49,000.00 185 235,800.00 49,033.35
Alzheimer's Community Care 1/15/10 590,000.00 215,000.00 150,505.00 300 -- --
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/9/10 400,000.00 85,000.00 200,000.00 350 743,700.00 233,139.00
Morselife Foundation Inc 12/10/09 300,000.00 -- 140,000.00 400    
Autism Project of Palm Beach County 12/6/09 30,000.00 -- 25,000.00 55 -- --
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 12/4/09 600,000.00 50,000.00 350,000.00 500 785,101.00 346,346.00
The Schepens Eye Research Institute 12/2/09 100,000.00 15,000.00 50,000.00 200 114,605.00 45,392.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 11/14/09 500,000.00 25,000.00 0 400    
The Able Trust 3/21/09 448,000.00 40,000.00 73,000.00 300 545,805.00 235,321.00
WXEL Public broadcasting corporation 3/17/09 90,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00   149,105.00 84,735.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida 3/14/09 700,000.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 400 688,490.00 242,871.75
Leaders in Furthering Education Inc 3/11/09 600,000.00 -- 300,000.00 150 1,160,154.00 474,229.00
Caron Foundation of Florida 2/27/09 500,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 450 643,587.00 254,355.00
Hope for Depression Research Foundation 2/20/09 400,000.00 150,000.00 --   260,578.41 0
Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc 2/9/09 170,000.00 3,000.00 44,000.00 300 172,603.46 49,316.95
Lupus Foundation of America -- Southeast Florida Chapter 2/7/09 400,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 400 992,510.75 179,766.15
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter 1/31/09 1,010,000.00 -- 410,000.00 500 1,055,000.00 474,290.06
The Boys' Club of New York 1/30/09 200,000.00 95,000.00 15,000.00 250 153,700.00 29,230.00
Kidsanctuary Campus 1/27/09 200,000.00 10,000.00 60,000.00   -- --
American Council of the Blind 1/25/09 7,500.00 -- -- 300 9,834.92 0
Catholic Charities 1/25/09 236,200.00 -- 187,166.65   300,000.00 45,000.00
Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches inc 1/23/09 750,000.00 -- 250,000.00 400-450 155,107.00 111,737.16
Palm Beach Opera 1/18/09 100,000.00 20,000.00 22,000.00 250 109,049.00 21,177.00
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/10/09 400,000.00 115,000.00 200,000.00 350 776,075.00 210,149.00
Palm Beach Police Foundation 1/10/09 654,700.00 89,000.00 233,139.00   -- --
Alzheimer's Community Care 1/9/09 500,000.00 45,000.00 250,000.00 500 478,315.00 265,763.00
March of Dimes Foundation 12/6/08 400,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00   411,447.00 141,127.00
The Schepens Eye Research Institute 12/3/08 100,000.00 15,000.00 50,000.00   114,285.00 49,937.18
The Institute for Mobility and Longevity, The Biomotion Foundation 11/22/08 250,000.00 50,000.00 120,000.00 250 100,000.00 72,000.00
Gulfstream Council Boy Scouts of America 10/25/08 211,478.00 -- 115,404.00   228,600.00 114,925.00
Easter Seals 2/21/08 457,000.00 45,000.00 195,560.00 400 155,107.00 111,737.16

* Blank cells in these columns (denoted by "--") mean the organization left this field blank on its permit or entered "0."

** Real results, not estimates.

Notes: Some permits’ estimated and actual fundraising totals may refer to more than one event held at Mar-a-Lago, or at a Mar-a-Lago event plus other gatherings at a different venues in Palm Beach. Most, however, refer to a single event held at Mr. Trump’s estate.

Estimated and actual costs for the events might include services not provided by Mar-a-Lago, such as outside promotion and entertainment. Names of charities and data are as they appear on the fundraising permits.

Clairissa Baker contributed reporting through the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University. Timothy Sandoval is a reporter for The Chronicle. Send an email to Mr. Sandoval.