Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Kim Meredith to Head Stanford Philanthropy Center
by Steven Ertelt
June 11, 2009
Palo Alto, CA (LifeNews.com) — Officials at Stanford University have decided that the top fundraiser at the nation’s largest abortion business is the perfect choice for the next director of its philanthropy center. Kim Meredith the chief development officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is the next director.
Meredith will head the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and she takes over as executive director on July 1.
The new Stanford staffer spent three years raising money for the abortion business, which did 305,310 abortions in 2007-2008 its figures show, up from 289,750 in 2006.
Meredith could be qualified for the position if only because she has raked in the cash for the abortion giant. Its most recent annual report showed more than $1 billion in income and the total amount of government grants and contracts received by PPFA affiliates from state, local and federal governments increased from $337 million to $350 million.
In fact, looking at Planned Parenthood’s data from 1997 to the present, total government funding has increased every year, in correlation with an increase in the number of abortions.
Before working for PPFA, Meredith spent nearly nine years as the chief operating officer at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate.
PPGG is the local affiliate that received significant criticism in September 2003 when 18-year-old Holly Patterson died after receiving the abortion drug Mifeprex, also known as RU-486.
At the time, PPGG officials told patients to take one part of the drug vaginally instead of orally, as recommended by the FDA. That resulted in the deaths of several women, including Patterson.
It is also the same organization that, in September 2005, was accused of covering up the statutory rape of an 11-year-old girl.
The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and the Haas Center for Public Service
Its purpose is to examine the role of philanthropyand the voluntary and civil organizations that philanthropy supportsin meeting critical challenges in the United States and abroad. It sponsors courses and seminars intended to engage students and scholars in discussion of the issues facing the philanthropic sector.
With Meredith’s backgrounds, those classes will likely extol the virtues of supporting pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.
Meredith graduated from Stanford in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and broadcast communications. In 2005, she received a fellowship to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.
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