Bill Thompson is the charity cheapskate among the top rivals in this year’s Democratic mayoral campaign, Sally Goldenberg and David Seifman report in the Post.
Mr Thompson, who earned $727,621 in private-sector earnings last year, gave just $4,750 to charity, according to his tax returns. That’s below 1 percent. By comparison, Comptroller John Liu donated $9,150 of his $294,310 in earnings to charity, or 3.1 percent. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who earned $165,000, gave 4.3 percent of his salary — $7,117 — and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn donated more than $4,800 of her $137,777 salary to charity — 3.5 percent.
“Bill has dedicated much of his career to public service, in addition to his donations to well-deserving charitable organizations,” Thompson spokeswoman Dani Lever said.