mingusmonk

The Cadets and GH history of sexual abuse (news article)

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Same could be said about all the long term member corps. What else ya got?

A bit of concern after you posted that the corps has debt, and no emergency fund.  Your attempts to reassure are backfiring.  But that does not dampen my hopes for a successful 2018 and future for the corps (plural).

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Same could be said about all the long term member corps. What else ya got?

Those other corps aren't currently the subject of this type of scandalous high-profile investigation. Nor did their boards of directors just resign en masse, which would ordinarily demand a complete financial audit as well. As unfortunate as it may be, the Cadets and YEA are in no position to be given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to exactly what's "under the hood." Not now. And I don't know what you're standard is for making declarations that "all is well" with their current financial situation, or their ability to get both corps through the summer in good shape (not to mention having the resources to make sure the band circuit is set to go in September), but any organization doing the investigating will probably have a higher standard. As they should.

I hope they do pass whatever examination of their books winds up happening. I truly do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, George Dixon said:

Sewing lol 

Oh thank God.  Calling them sows could have spawned a whole new series of articles.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, cixelsyd said:

A bit of concern after you posted that the corps has debt, and no emergency fund.  Your attempts to reassure are backfiring.  But that does not dampen my hopes for a successful 2018 and future for the corps (plural).

Due to current circumstances, they may have the best de facto emergency fund ever.  Of course if there are lawsuits it could still be outpaced by actual emergencies.

Edited by skevinp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cybersnyder said:

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/222052456/201723189349305587/IRS990

I'm not a lawyer, but it looks like their net assets are around 400k with 500k of that being equipment.

Holy crap, GH took a $176k salary from YEA! in 2016?????  At least that's what the 990 says. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, MikeM said:

Holy crap, GH took a $176k salary from YEA! in 2016?????  At least that's what the 990 says. 

The initial Inquirer article about the allegations listed a similar figure.

That's on the high side for a non-profit of YEA's overall budget size, in my opinion, but not out of bounds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, N.E. Brigand said:

The initial Inquirer article about the allegations listed a similar figure.

That's on the high side for a non-profit of YEA's overall budget size, in my opinion, but not out of bounds.

Hmm. Checking that 990, I see YEA's budget is smaller than I thought. Just $5.5 million? So that does make $176,000 seem pretty high, at least relative to some arts organizations around here, even after factoring in the cost-of-living difference between cities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, George Dixon said:

Same could be said about all the long term member corps. What else ya got?

and i've long said it should at least be bi-annual review

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, cixelsyd said:

A bit of concern after you posted that the corps has debt, and no emergency fund.  Your attempts to reassure are backfiring.  But that does not dampen my hopes for a successful 2018 and future for the corps (plural).

well in recent days, many estranged alumni have opened their wallets in ways the corps hasn't seen in decades

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, N.E. Brigand said:

The initial Inquirer article about the allegations listed a similar figure.

That's on the high side for a non-profit of YEA's overall budget size, in my opinion, but not out of bounds.

may also include judging income. plus the company car i hope they got back

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.