Duggan fund reveals donors and expenditures
Detroit — A nonprofit formed to assist Mayor Mike Duggan with the costs of conducting city business has publicly released details on its donor base.
The Detroit Progress Fund posted its first financial reports online reflecting activity during 2014. The fund was established last year to help pay for city-related business activities that Detroit’s budget does not cover.
Between February and November 2014, $97,897.05 in donations came in for Duggan. Among the contributions were two totaling $3,000 from the Detroit Regional Chamber; $2,500 from Strategic Staffing Solutions; $2,500 from Siemens; and $1,000 from the Chaldean Chamber PAC.
Document Management Solutions and the Maize & Blue PAC were among the top donors, each kicking in $5,000, according to the report.
The fund, in a news release, noted that although it is not required to do so by law, the mayor felt it was important for the fund to be “fully transparent” and make the information publicly available.
Of the funding contributed, online reports break down how $94,035.06 was spent.
The documents says $18,118.87 was used toward the State of the City, $18,947.32 was used for community outreach and $20,055.98 was used for employee business, travel and reimbursement. Other costs were $33,365.83 for contract services and $3,547.06 for economic development.
Each disbursement is reviewed and approved by the fund’s board. Going forward, the fund will detail all donations on the site quarterly and a corresponding summary report.
To view contributions and expenditures, visit DetroitProgressFund.com.