Oklahoma City bombing survivors join forces

Group of Oklahoma City bombing survivors wants a review of how the remaining $10 million in donated funds is being distributed.
BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER ziva.branstetter@tulsaworld.com Published: November 4, 2012
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“We have generated significant earnings over the 17-year period,” Anthony said.

According to the foundation's latest public report to the IRS, $10.6 million remains in the fund. Records show the foundation allocated $4.4 million in 2005 to items not directly related to services for bombing survivors.

Anthony said those funds were generated by interest earned on the donated funds.

Kathy Sanders' two grandsons, Chase and Colton Smith, were killed in the bombing. Sanders said she believes Feinberg or some expert should review the remaining funds and recommend what should be done.

“They ought to do what they did with the 9/11 funds. … They brought in this analyst, and he designated what the needs are.”

Feinberg, nicknamed the “pay czar” in press accounts, recently administered donations collected for victims of a movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

Colorado's governor asked for Feinberg's help after a community foundation in that state came under fire from the shooting victims and their families. The foundation had collected $5.2 million in donations and distributed $5,000 each to families of the 12 killed and 58 wounded in the attack.