A few years ago, my beautiful young daughter was diagnosed with cancer, but my tragedy had not even fully begun. The founder, Teri, met with me and told me the story of how she had lost her son to cancer. I was touched by her story so when she asked me to help raise publicity for her organization, I agreed. However, she never used any of the money raised to help my family or any other family I know. Instead, she referred us to another organization in the community who actually did help us. Because of the other group, my family did not lose our home. My daughter is now done with treatment and we are grateful for every day together.
On or around the 27th of July, 2010 I delivered electronic equipment and software for the purpose of managing a health club (Club Runner software) to Teri Moran of the Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation. This was done per the request of Ms. Moran as this equipment and software were to be used within the health club she was purchasing. Ms. Moran researched this software and equipment and did agree that the value was $5,000.00 as of the date the Foundation took said equipment into possession. Ms. Moran asked if payment could be withheld until the end of the year (2010) as she would be applying for Grant Funding to assist in financing this venture.
I had agreed, in good faith, to allow the Connor Moran Foundation time to apply for said grants with the understanding that whether or not the grants were accepted the total amount due would need to be paid by the end of the year. Ms. Moran filed for grants with both Hyundai Hope On Wheels and The Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation listing the above mentioned electronic equipment and software (valued at $5,000.00) as capital expenses. Apparently, the Connor Moran Foundation's grant application had been rejected by the Hyundai Organization, as was stated by Ms. Moran in a correspondence between us.
Ms. Moran clearly states in this written correspondence that she did apply for grant funding to pay for the equipment and software (listed as expenses on the application) but due to her foundation being rejected she will have to issue me a tax credit receipt for the $5,000.00 owed by the Connor Moran Foundation. Ms. Moran continued on to state in this correspondence that she has applied for grant funding from Lost Tree Foundation but will not know the answer by the end of the year. I have continued to write the Connor Moran Foundation encouraging the payment for the equipment and software only to receive a pre-dated letter stating the goods were a donation and a Form 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions tax form.
The Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation has applied for grant funding for equipment and software they have no intention of paying for. If it is the position of the Connor Moran Foundation that this equipment and software were a donation then they need to explain why they would be listing these items as expenses in the grant applications. Again, at no time was it agreed that the $5,000.00 worth of equipment and software would be a donation. It appears that not only have I become the victim of fraud by the Connor Moran Foundation but the grant applications submitted to Hyundai and Lost Tree were in the form of fraud as well (if the Connor Moran Foundation has the understanding that these goods were a donation).
On February 5th 2011 an article was published in the TCPalm news feed regarding the Connor Moran Wellness Center and a sizeable donation received from The Lost Tree Foundation for the purpose of renovations and equipment purchases/programs. http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/feb/05/wellness-center-is-a-new-facet-of-connor-moran/
This is the grant Ms. Moran had claimed (in a written correspondence) to be hoping to receive in order to fund the cost of the equipment and software I had issued to the Connor Moran Foundation.