Half-million dollar man: Scientology donor gives pep talk in leaked video - 2020-08-23
Paul Seymour is one of Scientology's leading donors. We haven't seen him receive a new trophy for donations to the IAS since 2016 when he earned reached the level of Patrons Meritorious for donations of over $250,000. He has since moved up to Silver Meritorious at the $500,000 level. It's a lesson for whale watchers that just because a donor doesn't have new hardware to show off every year they haven't necessarily left Scientology.
Why do Scientology's whales donate so much money? We have video of Seymour himself from an IAS fundraiser to explain his passion to you.
Seymour's latest cause is the distribution of the Stay Well series of booklets that explain precautions to take during the coronavirus pandemic. As Seymour explains, Scientology always has a new cause requiring immediate donations. The pandemic has been very good for Scientology fundraising efforts. Creating 'Ideal Orgs' still brings in a lot of money, but on top of that they are presenting themselves to the membership as the only force providing help during this crisis.