Rick Scott to Donate Senate Salary to Children's Charity

Rick Scott to Donate Senate Salary to Children's Charity

Scott continues to skip government benefits

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 4, 2021

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has announced that he plans to donate, not only his first-quarter salary but his second quarterly Senate salary to charities across Florida to help fight child poverty and diseases such as ALS.

Liberty Youth Ranch in Bonita Springs is a residential program for vulnerable children, and Advance Senior Center in Kissimmee provides programs and resources for seniors to promote health, exercise, and entertainment.

Liberty Youth Ranch is one of Florida's select 100% privately funded residential programs for vulnerable children since 2003.  The institution offers a variety of therapeutic and recreational activities to give children the opportunity to work through their circumstances while enjoying their youth.

For Advance Senior Center, their mission is to promote the welfare of the elderly, with different conditions, and give their families access to information and services to improve the quality of their lives, providing opportunities for participation and support of the community.

Like President Donald Trump (R), Senator Rick Scott donates his salary due to gaining his fortune pre-politics, leaving out the need to collect such a hefty paycheck most politicians do.

"The spirit of service in Florida is unmatchable. We have so many incredible organizations and individuals committed to helping others and making our state the best place in the nation to work, raise a family and live your dreams," said Scott "My wife, Ann, and I are honored to support the selfless service and missions of Liberty Youth Ranch, Advance Senior Center, Guadalupe Center, and the ALS Association as they tirelessly work to help Floridians, from children to seniors, lead happy lives.”

Alan C. Dimmitt, Founder, CEO, and President of Liberty Youth Ranch expressed that he is "grateful," for Senator Scott's volunteerism and generous support.  As well as Norberto Fonseca of the Advance Senior Center admitted their gratefulness as well.

Senator Scott has already made plans to donate his second-quarter salary to Guadalupe Center who's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, and the Florida Chapter of the ALS Association to help fight ALS on all fronts.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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