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Letter to the Editor: Don't Taint All Charities

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Don’t Taint All Charities

To the Editor:

Re “A Whistle-Blower’s Letter Led to a Charity’s Firing of Its Chief Executive” (news article, Sept. 16):

The troubling allegations surrounding the recently departed head of the nonprofit Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty are sad and unfortunate. But what would be more unfortunate is if the entire nonprofit sector — the many thousands of mission-driven organizations serving New York City — were tainted as well.

Legitimate and honest service organizations must not be penalized because of the negative publicity surrounding a single individual. New York City’s vulnerable people depend upon a robust and vital social service infrastructure of agencies in our city.

And these agencies in turn depend upon the generosity and trust of donors whose belief in the integrity of our organizations must not be shaken by this regrettable incident.

NANCY WACKSTEIN
Executive Director
United Neighborhood Houses
New York, Sept. 16, 2013




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