Friday, July 27, 2012

California 'actively reviewing' charity executive

This is a follow-up on the SPCA International "Baghdad Pups" charity investigation (see my previous post).

On July 13, 2012, CNN filed another story, this time focused on SPCA International employee and former Noah’s Wish president Terri Crisp.

Read the CNN story at the following link:

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In 2007, Terri Crisp made headlines when she was fired from Noah’s Wish, a nonprofit she founded. Crisp and Noah’s Wish raised 8 million dollars during Katrina. Crisp and her daughter Jennifer McKim (also employed by SPCAI) live in Somerset.

The California Attorney General’s office investigated the nonprofit for misuse of funds raised during Katrina and settled the case against Noah’s Wish in 2007. The AG stipulated that 4 million of the 8 million dollars raised go back to the state of Louisiana where donors had intended for the funds to be used.

Additionally, the founder of the nonprofit, Terri Crisp, was fired from the organization and the settlement agreement was banned from having a fiduciary role with another nonprofit for a period of 5 years.

This is the settlement agreement with Noah’s Wish:

According to the CNN story, Ms. Crisp is once again being looked at by the California Attorney General’s office. SPCA International is also being investigated.

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