from Forbes columnist Elisa Doucette:
This week, in Oops They Did It Again, the Associated Press is reporting on the financial statements from “non-profit” charitable organization, The Candie’s Foundation. At the center of the firestorm is Bristol Palin, America’s most idolized teen mom, behind those MTV kids (pictured above, with Palin at an event sponsored by The Candie’s Foundation in NYC).Apparently, the organization was only able to find $35,000 to grant to charities from the $1,242,476 donated from the public. Meanwhile, the young Ms. Palin managed to pull in a $262,500 paycheck for her role as an ambassador for their teen pregnancy prevention campaign in 2009. Other celebrities affiliated (past and present) with The Candie’s Foundation include: Hayden Panettiere, Beyoncé, Ciara, Jenny McCarthy, Vanessa Minnillo, Ashley Tisdale, Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Usher, Rachel Bilson, and Teddy GeigerAn ambiguous unnamed source from Palin’s camp spoke out yesterday afternoon, citing the work that she had done for the organization. Palin filmed numerous PSA’s, shot print and internet ads, hosted and participated in town hall meetings and attended multiple events for the charity she represented. A quarter of a million dollars is apparently in line with celebrity endorsements.