What Happened to the Empowerment Fund?
Since I’m asking embarrassing historical questions, I’m going to steal one from Lisa Jonte (link no longer available) — whatever happened with the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund from last April?
You remember, the one they kicked off with an auction that included these Sin City whore action figures? The one that raised lots of questions about accountability and organization? Did the legal concerns finally kill it?
Most importantly, what money did they raise and what happened to it?
I don’t ask just to bash but because EVERY example of this kind, where good intentions result in (at worst case) misguided theft, makes people jaded about the next truly good cause.
While it wasn’t a huge sum of money, I donated my design services to making their logo, which while I am still fully behind the concept of the fund, I just wish my work had gone toward something where it was doing some good. Not to say it never will, but still, investment is investment, time, service or money.
“whore”?–I thought these were empowered women of alternative liberated entrepreneurial activities
Ed: EWALEA sounds like a war cry!
I’ve also sent an inquiry to the FOL board members asking for a statement on the status of the fund.