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Nancy Cartwright tops $17 million as Scientology celebrates its whales

[Nancy at $15 million, left, and now at $17.5 million]

Nancy Cartwright has topped herself again, moving up to “Diamond Laureate with Honors,” which means she’s given about $17.5 million in cumulative donations to Scientology’s membership organization. That ‘Simpsons’ money is so spendy!

“I felt the pride of being part of everything, of every area. We cannot underestimate the power of our reach,” the voice actress told Scientology’s ‘Impact’ magazine.

For the third time this year Scientology has published a celebration of its wealthiest donors, and the latest comes out just days before the year’s biggest party for Scientology richies is scheduled to happen this weekend in England.

Earlier this year, donors to the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) were celebrated in Beverly Hills and Clearwater, Florida, and we showed you those images and donation totals in a couple of posts with up-and-coming donors like Aaron Kyro, and the really big whales like Trish Duggan.

Now, we have the church’s report from its June celebration in the Caribbean, the “Maiden Voyage” event that’s held on the cruise ship ‘Freewinds.’


Scientology makes a game out of giving the church huge sums, begging big donors to turn over more and more in the hopes of reaching a new status level, a bigger trophy, and the prospect of being included in Impact magazine

But it’s really important to keep in mind that these are cumulative amounts. Someone credited for giving $500,000, for example, may have given only a few thousand in recent months that enabled them to get past that plateau. [For an explanation of how we know what amounts the statuses represent or the estimates we’ve made for some of them, see our methodology here.]

As always, we’re interested in hearing what you may know about these donors. How did they make their fortunes? What is their history in the church? We love hearing about their success stories.

Here they are, the wealthy Scientologists keeping David Miscavige’s operation afloat!


Silver Meritorious ($500,000)
Richard and Melinda Bromley


Silver Meritorious ($500,000)
Stephan and Wiebke Koenig



Silver Meritorious ($500,000)
Assaf Rawner


Silver Meritorious ($500,000)
Eka Zollner


Gold Meritorious ($1 million)
Bob Graves and Judy Norton


Gold Meritorious ($1 million)
Nick Lekas



Gold Meritorious ($1 million)
Thomas and Dagmar Roeder


Gold Meritorious with Honors ($1.75 million)
Timothy and Sara Baxter


Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Bernhard Gut



Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Joerg and Andrea Moeller


Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Bill and Lesley McCaffrey


Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Thomas and Heloise Schmidt de Uthemann


Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Belinda, Gerhard, and Monika Lidl



Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)
Alan and Ursula Kellman


Diamond Meritorious ($5 million)
Steve Wu and Lucia Kuo


Diamond Meritorius ($5 million)
Bob and Alejandra Twaalfhoven



Patron Laureate ($10 million)
Craig and Sally Jensen


Patron Laureate ($10 million)
Clem and Rossine Agami


Diamond Laureate ($15 million)
Jim Bridgeforth

(At the LRH Birthday event in Clearwater in March, Jim was honored as “Platinum Laureate with Honors” at $13.5 million, which suggests that he ponied up another $1.5 million just between March and June. That electricity deregulation industry in Florida must be going like a house on fire.)


Diamond Laureate with Honors ($17.5 million)

Nancy Cartwright

(At the previous year’s Maiden Voyage event, Nancy was named “Diamond Laureate” at $15 million, so she’s apparently given another $2.5 million in a year, and needs to fork over another $2.5 million to get to “Patron Excalibur”.)


Patron Maximus ($30 million)
Tom and Victoria Cummins

(Tom and Victoria were also named Patron Maximus at the LRH event in March, so maybe their giving hadn’t quite got them to the next level, Diamond Maximus, but they were given this recognition anyway.)


Bonus items from our tipsters

Scientologist lifer Jim Meskimen has a fun contest! Let’s see your captions!


“Cartoon #32 of the Meskimen Caption This Cartoon game! Got a funny caption? Got a dozen? Submit them all as comments below to be entered! You could win a swell prize and a certificate with your name on it! All captions become property of Meskimen Applied Silliness, Inc. Deadline: midnight October 26, 2019.”


Source Code

“Have you ever run a sperm sequence? It doesn’t have any energy in it either but it has all the energy there is in it. Have you ever seen anybody lying on the couch in the sperm sequence, and seen his feet start to swing sideways in an impossible motion? He says, ‘What am I doing?’ The energy which is generating that was of the magnitude necessary to wiggle the tail of something which is only visible in a microscope. And yet this fellow is wiggling his whole body on this tiny, tiny amount of energy.” — L. Ron Hubbard, October 10, 1951


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I am immediately demanding a Committee of Evidence. Ron 2.0 is threatening to declare me suppressive and cancel all of my certs and refuses to let me use his materials in the future.”


Random Howdy

“I lived through 70’s Punk, early 80’s hardcore, late 80’s alternative, and whatever passed for a scene in the first half of the 90’s, and most of my friends from those time periods are dead. But at least they had some really good times before their number came up. I don’t think Scientologists can say the same.”


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, and Greta Van Susteren]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds: Why OT 8 needed to be delivered off-shore
[TWO years ago] Here’s how Scientology tried to keep you from seeing tonight’s episode of ‘Leah Remini’
[THREE years ago] One of Scientology’s new Narconons got inspected — and turned up one surprising result
[FOUR years ago] Another minor omen of the coming Scientology apocalypse appears in Florida
[FIVE years ago] Vance Woodward’s lawsuit dismissed as judge grants Scientology’s anti-SLAPP motion
[SIX years ago] OOPS: Government Shutdown Stalls EEOC Lawsuit Against Miami Scientology Chiropractor
[SEVEN years ago] Why Tom Cruise Can’t Quit Scientology


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,593 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,722 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,226 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,746 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 766 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 657 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,964 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,832 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,606 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,380 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,726 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,292 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,211 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,379 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,960 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,221 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,260 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,972 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,498 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,024 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,587 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,727 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,047 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,903 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,022 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,377 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,680 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,786 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,188 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,060 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,643 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,138 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,392 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,501 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on October 10, 2019 at 07:00

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