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Michael Frede

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Review for Foundation For American Christian Education, Chesapeake, VA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend anyone donating to FACE until the leadership is replaced. I read the previous reviews in support of the organization, but they were from individuals that are not familiar with the inner workings of management or the board. I was the Secretary and Treasurer.

I saw how the Adam's refused to provide financial information to the board, how they would raise their salaries 20% annually without board approval (they would not even tell the board what their salaries are for the current year), even though the performance of the operations were declining substantially, and would not allow the board to audit the financial statements.

I saw how they would take unlimited vacations at the Foundations expense. I saw how they would use Foundation money to improve their own personal property.

I saw how they would invite an outside consultant at $5,000 a day to provide advice, and then would not follow his recommendations. (For example, he said the greatest treat to the life of the organization is that there is no successor. Carol refused to devote any time to cultivating staff to assume the leadership position once she was no longer able or willing to perform her duties.

I saw how the leadership would change the mission of the organization, without board input or approval. The mission changed from desiring to expand the use of the Principle Approach in schools and home schools across the country, to simply being a steward of the library of resources gathered by the founders. They have given up on truly seeking to restore our nation. Instead, they want to live off of the donations that have been received through the efforts of the founders.

I am truly saddened by the current state of FACE and pray continually that the Lord will remove the organization from their hands ahnd place it into the hands of someone that will, not only steward the existing resources, but will fulfill the vision of the founders to use them to restore our nation.

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

Serving on the board and using the Principle Approach in our home school.

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

Replace the current leadership.

Role:  General Member of the Public & Former Board Member.