Category: News & Notes

State rep took $150,000

Former NC state rep pleads guilty to skimming $150K from his federally funded nonprofit, East Carolina Development Company. “A former state representative from Kinston pleaded guilty Monday, according to Don Connelly of the U.S.… MORE >>

A novel scam

Thieves posed as nonprofit group and worked concession stands during TX sporting events; police estimate they made off with $30,000. “Police in Austin and San Antonio are working together to track down a group of thieves suspected of stealing thousands of dollars during sporting events in Austin and San Antonio.… MORE >>

Philadelphia Catholics set record target

Philadelphia’s Catholics are preparing for September’s papal visit by setting goal to raise record $10 million in annual appeal. “With Pope Francis coming in September to Philadelphia, 2015 looks to be a year for Catholics across the region to wear their faith proudly and publicly.… MORE >>

Worst godfather ever?

WI family broke after baby’s heart transplant; godfather was fundraising online, but instead he may have absconded with $7,000 in donations. “As nearly 6-month-old Noah Knickerbocker rested comfortably Tuesday in the neo-intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital after undergoing hours’ worth of surgery for a new heart, his parents are trying to figure out where they’re going to live once he’s released.… MORE >>

Catholic Charities gets new president

Catholic Charities announces new president, Dominican sister Donna Markham, first female head of the organization since its founding 105 years ago. “Catholic Charities USA has appointed the first woman to lead the church-run social services organization in its 105-year history, announcing Monday that Sister Donna Markham has been selected for the post after a nationwide search.… MORE >>

Gas company apologizes to nonprofit

Last week, Indy nonprofit was hit with unusually high utility bill, but by this weekend, the gas company had admitted they misread the meter. “A local nonprofit hit with a $3,000 energy bill earlier this week received some good news Friday afternoon….… MORE >>

Nonprofit CEO gambled funds away

Former CEO of Hartford, CT, nonprofit for neighborhood redevelopment ordered to pay restitution after “borrowing” nearly $200K to fuel gambling habit. “The former president of a now-defunct Hartford community organization has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $205,000, much of which police said she gambled away.… MORE >>

Phoenix Open expects to reach $100m

The less-than-romantically named Waste Management Phoenix Open is expected to reach “milestone” $100m in charitable giving in this, its 83rd, year. “The Waste Management Phoenix Open is poised to reach a milestone in its charitable giving this year.… MORE >>

“Absolutely staggering”

John and Leslie Malone just pledged over $42m to Colorado State University for stem cell research to benefit humans and animals both. “The largest ever cash donation to Colorado State University stems from a novel treatment to get a dressage horse with a bum knee back into the show ring.… MORE >>

Super Bowl raffle to raise money

GA nonprofit The Next Stop is raising money through Super Bowl raffle to support its programming for disabled adults; last year’s effort raised $15K. “Like any nonprofit, The Next Stop often struggles with finances, and LaRoche said the organization just recently hit its ‘break even’ mark for the year.… MORE >>

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