The wealthy people getting Scientology through the lockdown with their donations - 2021-01-05
As we promised yesterday, we have for you today the donors that Scientology leader David Miscavige has chosen to celebrate in Impact magazine even though the annual October gala of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) was not held this year.
Miscavige hands out trophies to his big givers — we call them whales — up to four times a year, but the IAS event in October is the main event, and these richies usually get all gussied up for it. This time, Miscavige decided to recognize them by having them photographed at home and dressed how they liked. And no trophies this time.
The other difference we noticed was that most of the donors had not moved up in status, which is the usual custom to qualify for being included in Impact magazine. Perhaps Dave was feeling generous and recognized that most of his big leviathans weren't going to be making significant donations during a pandemic. (Where possible, we've noted the previous appearance by a donor so you can see whether they moved up or not.)