Friends of Lulu Silent on Donation Status
Two weeks ago, I asked Friends of Lulu about the status of their Empowerment Fund, a somewhat notorious project that’s been bedeviled with questions since its start. They weren’t able to provide much concrete information, so I asked two more questions.
When do you expect to have the transition completed? Do you expect to release a statement at that time? Until then, what is the status of the funds received?
And are you still an official 501c3 organization, because you’re not listed at the IRS Charities site?
It’s been two weeks, and I’ve received no response. I guess they have no comment on whether their legal status is still what it should be, or whether they plan to further inform interested parties about the Fund.
It’s a shame that their silence gives watchers such a bad impression of the project and the organization. A charitable group that can’t account for the status of received donations… that’s not a good position to be in. It damages the chance of any further fund-raising.
I have one further question: has Friends of Lulu outlived its usefulness? Do they serve a needed purpose or contribute in valuable ways?