Who Are The Radical Elites Running Southern Utah’s Green Movement?
February 19, 2015
From the website UndueInfluence.com
|Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
1471 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Phone: (801) 486-3161
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exempt since: July 1984Description: Regional anti-resource organization pushing for the eradication of natural resource extraction and production and against private property rights. Began in 1983 as local grassroots wilderness group, taken over in 1988 by moneyed out-of-state interests for a highly-politicized national Democratic Party agenda. Now dominated by absentee multimillionaires who use local artists, writers, politicians and academicians for public relations. After these charges were first made, SUWA has decorated its board of directors with more locals, but the absentee rich men remain — in fact, SUWA’s current chairman of the board is also chairman of a multinational corporation based in Switzerland. They want the locals out of the desert and nobody gets to use its resources, which include the richest clean coal bed in the world. SUWA is rich guys doing a little rural cleansing to make the desert safe for rich guys.
Hansjorg Wyss, chairman and multimillionaire.
Profiles of other SUWA directors:
Grants to Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance:
1 Aquarius Plateau Foundation 1998 assets: $235,572. Original donor and current top officer: David Mock, investor. To SUWA 1995 $11,000.
2 Beldon Fund 1997 revenue: $203,989. Original donor and current top officer: John R. Hunting, founder of Steelcase, office furniture manufacturer. Beldon II Fund 1998 assets:106,998,330. Original donors: William Upjohn and John R. Hunting. Current top officer: John R. Hunting. To SUWA, $15,000 1998; $12,500.
3 Compton Foundation 1998 assets: $108,764,621. Original donor: William H. Danforth, Purina Mills (now Ralston Purina) feed empire. Current top officer: James R. Compton, Danforth heir. SUWA 1997 $20,000
4 Educational Foundation of America 1998 assets: $240,888,907. Original donor: Richard Prentice Ettinger and family, Prentice-Hall publishing fortune. Current top officer: Barbara Ettinger, chair; SUWA 1998 $100,000 2-yr grant.
6 General Service Foundation 1998 assets: $61,466,035. Original donor: Clifton R. Musser and Margaret K. Musser; Clifton was a director of Weyerhauser Company and Potlatch Lumber Company. Current top officer: Robert Musser, a SUWA trustee and an Environmental Defense Fund trustee. SUWA 1997 $5,000.
7 Gerhard Family Foundation 1997 assets: $5,147,483. Original donor and current top officer: Lang Gerhard, senior partner West Highland Capital. SUWA $10,000
8 Harder Foundation 1998 assets: $22,363,089. Original donor: Delmar S. Harder, General Motors executive, Current top officer: Del Langbauer, Harder heir. SUWA 1998 $18,500.
9 Homeland Foundation 1998 assets: $36,105,841. Original donor and current top officer: Anne Getty Earhart, granddaughter of J. Paul Getty; she received $400 million when Getty Oil sold to Texaco in 1988, now worth $740 million. SUWA 1998 $10,000.
10 W. Alton Jones Foundation 1998 assets: $414,449,814. Original donor: W. Alton “Pete” Jones, Citgo Oil Company chief. Current top officer: Patricia Jane Edgerton, daughter of Jones. Current executive, John Peterson “Pete” Myers, formerly National Audubon Society. SUWA 1993 $30,000.
11 Kenney Watershed Protection Foundation 1998 assets: $4,361,826. Original donor: William C. Kenney Administrative Trust, funds partly from gift by Horace Kenney, Massachusetts industrialist in car thermostat business. Current top officer: Mary Peterson. SUWA 1998 $1,000.
12 New-Land Foundation 1998 assets: $36,320,323. Original donor: Dr. Muriel Gardiner Buttinger, heiress to two Chicago meat packing fortunes, Morris and Swift. SUWA 1995 $15,000; 1992: $15,000; 1990 $10,000.
13 Peradam Foundation 1998 assets: $1,095,479. Original donors and current sole officers: Robert and Anita Spertus. SUWA 1995, $20,000.
14 Pew Charitable Trusts 1998 assets: $4.9 billion. Original donor: Joseph Newton Pew, founder of Sun Oil Company. Current executive officer: Rebecca Rimel; current environment program director: Joshua Reichert. SUWA 1996 $100,000, 1999 $875,000.
15 Rockefeller Family Fund 1998 assets: $58,513,574. Original donors: Nelson, Laurance, David, John D. III, and Martha Rockefeller. Current top officer: Anne Bartley, president, a Rockefeller, investor. SUWA 1989 $25,000.
16 Schumann Foundation 1998 assets: $90,976,760. Original donors: John and Florence Schumann. John Schumann was a Florida newspaperman, appointed postmaster in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt and served for 10 years, founded WTTB, first radio station in Indian River County, was a leader in the emerging citrus industry, a member of the Florida Citrus Commission, a founding director of several local banks and a credit union, and a charter member of many service and social organizations. Current top officer, William D. (Bill) Moyers, president. Moyers is an award winning television personality, editor-in-chief of PBS’s Bill Moyers’ Journal. He earlier served as Press Secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, after serving on Johnson’s Senate staff. SUWA 1992, $60,000.
17 Benjamin Spencer Fund 1998 assets: $13,841,724. Original funder and current top officer: Hope Aldrich, a Rockefeller, New Mexico newspaper publisher and the richest person in New Mexico. SUWA 1998 $20,000
18 Tortuga Foundation 1998 assets: $17,225,467. Original Donors: William S. Breed III, Joan L. Tweedy, 3M heir. Both she and her husband, Richard Tweedy ’41, ’48 LL.B, have strong individual and family ties to Yale. Joan Tweedy is the sister of Gilman Ordway, a 1947 Yale College graduate who operates a ranch in Wyoming, is a director of the Wilderness Society, and has been a generous supporter of the university. Joan’s father, Samuel G. Ordway, a 3M heir, was a 1908 Yale College graduate. Yale graduates in Richard Tweedy’s family include his father, Class of 1897, and sons David B. Tweedy ’73, Richard B. Tweedy, Jr. ’74, and Jonathan W. Tweedy ’79. Current top officer: Mildred Siceloff, president. SUWA $25,000.
19 Town Creek Foundation 1998 assets: $60,575,167. Original donor and current top officer: Edmund A. Stanley, former president and CEO of Bowne & Co., Inc., a corporate and financial printer, former Wilderness Society board member. 1998 $25,000 for Phantom Road project. SUWA 1997 $15,000; 1993 $10,000; 1992 $10,000; 1988 $5,000.
20 Underhill Foundation 1998 assets: $15,595,802. Original donor: Gladys R. Underhill, a Rockefeller heiress. Current top officer, David Elliman, nuclear power investor, grandson of Avery Rockefeller. SUWA $5,000.
21 Walton Family Foundation 1998 assets: $547,887,222. Original donors: Walton family members and the Helen R. Walton Nonqualified Charitable Trust. Current top officer: Helen R. Walton, widow of Sam Walton. They were co-founders of Wal-Mart Stores. SUWA 1998 $10,000.
22 Weeden Foundation 1997 assets: $25,341,788. Original donor: Frank Weeden, other Weeden family members. Weeden & Co., is a pre-eminent securities company. Current top officer: Alan N. Weeden, president, one of 4 sons of Frank Weeden and a principal of Weeden & Company. SUWA 1990 $10,000; 1992 $10,000; 1993 $10,000.
23 Wild Wings Foundation 1996 assets: $6,017,497. Original donor: Rockefeller Charitable Trust, Anna M. Rockefeller Charitable Trust. Current top officer: Christopher Elliman, grandson of Avery Rockefeller. SUWA $8,000.
24 Winslow Foundation 1998 assets: $24,593,350. Original donor: Julia D. Winslow. Current top officer: Wren Winslow Wirth, wife of Timothy Wirth (former Colorado Senator, former Clinton administration State Department environment officer, currently of Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation). SUWA $10,000.
25 Wyss Foundation 1998 assets: $36,075,964. Original funder and current top officer: Hansjorg Wyss, Director, President and Chief Executive 1989 1996 Officer of Synthes (U.S.A.), Ltd., manufacturers and distributors of orthopedic implants and instruments; currently a director of Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc., and a director of BE Aerospace. Bert Fingerhut is a trustee. SUWA 1998 $50,000.
Reposted by Reagangirl.com 2/19/15