Parker J. Collier

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{{#badges:stub}} Parker J. Collier is the wife of a wealthy Florida land baron who is affiliated with Collier Enterprises and lives in Naples, Florida. She donates heavily to Republican candidates and issues. She has given half a million dollars to the Republican Party of Florida, $60,800 to the Republican National Committee, and has given an overall total to Republican interests of $1,239,014 in just 2009-2010. She gives no money to Democratic candidates.[1] Parker's husband is Miles Collier. Together in 2006 they announced they were giving a $25 million gift to Eckerd College (a private liberal arts college) and an additional $15 million donation from a family foundation if other donors would match the amount. Parker's husband, Miles, is the founder and managing partner of Collier Enterprises in Naples, which is involved in real estate investment and development, agricultural and private equity investments. Miles is the grandson of Barron Collier, founder of Collier County, Florida. [2]

Relation to front groups

Charity blossom, a website that links charities with donors, lists Parker J. Collier as the contact for the anti-health care reform group Revere America, initiated by former New York Governor George Pataki. Parker Collier is the group's primary donor. Revere America is set up in a way that keeps the group from having to reveal its funders. Revere America spent $2 million on attack ads targeting Democrats in the 2010 mid-term elections. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has cited Parker Collier as a woman from the south who is working to influence the outcomes of elections in the northeastern part of the U.S.[3][4][5]

Sourcewatch resources

External resources


Revere America c/o Parker J. Collier P.O. Box 66724 Washington, D.C. 20035-6724[6]


  1. Sunlight Foundation Influence Explorer Parker Collier, accessed April 5, 2011
  2. Mary Jane Park Couple adds $15-million to Eckerd College pledge, St. Petersburg Times, November 18, 2008
  3. Charity Blossom Parker J. Collier, listed as contact for Revere America, accessed April 5, 2011
  4. Benjamin Lesser Resurgent George Pataki using nonprofit Revere America, Tea Party tricks to rip Dems, 'Obamacare', New York Daily News, October 26, 2010
  5. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington CREW: Florida Woman Buying Elections in the Northeast, October 29, 2010
  6. Implu Corporation Revere America/Parker J. Collier, accessed April 5, 2011