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Monday, May 12, 2014

Shell Charities Land on Donor Advisory List

Our list of nearly 150 Donor Advisories grew by three with the issuance of these new Advisories:

  1. Long Island Responds
  2. Bi-County Helpline for Abuse Against Women and Children Inc.
  3. Breast Cancer Funds for Research Inc.
What landed these three charities on our Donor Advisory list? The fact that the NY AG's office investigated and determined that they were shell operations set up to benefit a professional fundraiser and the charities' officers. The investigation also uncovered that <4% of the money raised went to anything charitable. 

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1 comment:

Thomas Jacobs said...

Can we please stop referring to these criminals as "charities" and even more egregious, "professional fundraisers"? They are criminals, plain and simple.