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Review for Sugar Loaf Community Foundation Inc, Sugar Loaf, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I am saddened by this organization's abuse of non-profit funding. It's president has written grants exclusively subsidizing another group which professionally employs him. Like many others, I left this organization when its current president began this culture of serial misconduct shortly after taking his position. I will be contacting the New York State Attorney General's office to report this fiscally abusive "charity".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with the group and witnessing the unfortunate abuse that it practices on a regular basis.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Simply disband it altogether.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with it before the present president (Paul Ellis) became involved. Soon Mr. Ellis began a culture of using the sugar loaf community foundation 's grantwriting to fund another organization, Kings Theatre, Inc., which employs Mr. Ellis.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Either disillusioned with the group or entirely naive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do some good, but would be far more likely to find a way to put that funding into the president's pockets

Ways to make it better...

There were integrity and accountability in the org.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Staying in operation with the misconduct of the present officers

One thing I'd also say is that...

This group is being reported to the NYS AG's office.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I assisted with fundraisers and advertising until I notices that funding was being funneled to the president's employer.