One more cancer center in Texas has been targeted for misspent funds. The president of this three billion dollar nonprofit organization has resigned for questionable use of funds. It seems there is at least $11,000,000 in donations to a company that can’t be located.
It has often been reported both here and many other places who claim ‘when we find a cure for cancer it will wreck our economy’. The larger crime is that we are defiling the very intent of the donation in the first place.
Many people who are willing to help by donating to these large non profits and feeling quite proud of their own generosity; who must be devastated that this is continuing to happen. It sometimes takes years for this to come to light and the records are often in question.
If you are looking to actually help some of those multi million people trying to reconstruct their lives after cancer, why not choose one or more of these and give them individual help? Many times (often times) their lives are no longer as they were before their diagnosis. They are hurt in so many ways; we should at least consider giving them direct help. Most often their finances are as challenged as their health issues.
Since giving to a nonprofit creates a tax write-off, it would be easy enough to calculate the amount of tax saved, and give the actual patient the balance. This would at least give the patient the needed funds to help with their own living expenses, much less the ability to pay for the medical help they desperately need. It will indeed test your willingness to help but when you can point to the person you helped so much, you would feel better about that than to wonder what happened to your money.