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Donald Sterling

Charities Split

Do We Keep the Loot or Not?

4/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Here's the moral dilemma ... you're a charity and a really bad guy -- aka Donald Sterling --- has given you a TON of money ... Do you now give it back?

We canvassed some of the recipients of Sterling's generosity ... and some feel it's dirty money ... while others say a buck's a buck.

--  A Place Called Home -- a program for high-risk teens -- got a $100,000 donation from Sterling, doled out in $10K yearly installments.  The charity has received $30K, which it will NOT return, but it is REJECTING the $70K balance.

-- Temple of the Arts -- It's keeping Sterling's $10K donation.

-- L.A. Union Rescue Mission -- It's been receiving $10K a year.  They're keeping the cash, telling TMZ, "We take money from all kinds of bad people all the time."

-- Goodwill of So. Cal. -- It got a $100,000 donation from Sterling, doled out over 10 years.  It has received $20K so far and it's giving all the money back and not accepting the balance.

-- American Diabetes Ass'n -- Sterling donated $25K.  It's keeping the loot, telling us, "The sad reality is that without donations like Mr. Sterling's, we can't help the people that we do."


As we previously reported ... Sterling pledged $3 MIL to UCLA for kidney research with $425K up front.  The school is returning the $425K and refusing to accept the rest.

And L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance is keeping the $30K it already received, telling us they already spent the money.

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1.

kali    

Keep it, people need it.

94 days ago
2.

namers    

Bring back the flag spam button.

If it was acquired legally, keep it.

94 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Give it to me

94 days ago
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traitorwithinme    

people are overreacting and blowing this out of proportion. It was a private matter that was made public. It will be totally different if this initially happened in public. Keep the money and put it towards good use. It's petty to return it.

94 days ago
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bonnie bell    

HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE OVER BALANCES AND PAY FOR ALL THE PLACES HE DONATED TO HARVEY LEVIN!!!!!

94 days ago
6.

dude    

Why hurt others because of anothers' hurtful actions

94 days ago
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Scottpso4    

Do u think the NAACP will give theirs back, hell no! They'll see it as reparations.

94 days ago
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tetrakiss    

I understand the sentiment that organizations do not want to associate with certain people and the principles they uphold but we don't live in a black and white kind of world (no pun intended). No one is pure evil and no one is pure good, we all occupy a gray area and really try our best to maneuver life. Despite his abhorrent remarks, I have a difficult time believing he had ulterior motives for giving to charities. I struggle with this because, I suppose, the question these organizations have to ask themselves is, does the end justify the means?

94 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

A really bad guy who likes to give away money... is he ROBIN HOOD???

94 days ago
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Double Bubble    

Since some of these charities think they are above taking money from racists or people who have done wrong, they should maybe start asking every person who donates if they have ever said a racial slur in their whole life or done anything wrong ever.. Chances are, those will be some hard up charities that could not accept donations from 99% of the people willing to donate.. These charities shouldnt even be involved in this since the money is going to people, and for the people , who need it. Anyone who wouldnt donate to a charity simply because this guy donated to it, should be ashamed of themselves

94 days ago
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YesIam    

Keep it...the money will hopefully go to people who need and can benefit from it. To give it back, would be like supporting him. 'You're an ass, here, have some money'.

94 days ago
12.

twoaway    

I'm so done with this story! I could care less...

94 days ago
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Rachael    

80% of TMZ's stories are rehashed and overhashed versions of this. same. boring. old.guy. When is a Kardashian going to pass some gas so at least the smell around here changes a little bit? This site has gone down the tubes.

94 days ago
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Cynic    

lot of hypocrites in the world

94 days ago
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cristiana    

why isnt everyone attacking the greedy golddigging girlfriend for what she did? secretly taping someone in their home, ruining someone for money. that is equally despicable! just like oksana did to mel gibson!

94 days ago
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