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STORY #1 — Embarrassing Non-Action and Crickets
The EnRichmond saga continues and it’s not a good read. In fact, it’s pretty awful.
To recap briefly, the EnRichmond Foundation was founded in the early 1990s and had grown to support more than 80 small, local, all-volunteer groups that worked to help Richmond in various ways, many of which focused on keeping the City green and clean. EnRichmond allowed the groups to use their insurance coverage and raise tax-free donations, served as a fiduciary for the funds each group raised, and distributed those funds as directed by the groups.
Suddenly in June, they announced a cessation of operations, left no transition plan, the Board voted to dissolve the Foundation but left no accounting of the funds it had in its accounts, and then within weeks the lawyer representing the Board stepped away from their role as counsel.
Here are some headlines (and links) to stories that have appea…
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