SC Secretary of State announces 2017 Scrooges and Angels list
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Wednesday the Scrooges and Angels lists of 2017.
The Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations attended to receive a plaque and recognition from Secretary Hammond.
The Angels were selected by review of financial reports submitted annually to the Secretary of State’s Office, as well as by nominations from the public.
The charity must have donated 80-percent or more of its total expenditures to charitable programs, been in existence for three or more years, make good use of volunteer services, receive minimal funding from grants and be in compliance with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act to be selected an Angel.
As with last year, Secretary Hammond included both charities and professional fundraisers in the list of Scrooges. The designation of Scrooge is based upon a charitable organization’s failure to spend a high percentage of its total expenditures on charitable programs, or a professional fundraiser’s failure to remit a significant amount of its gross receipts to the charity for which it solicits.
Chapin We Care Center, Chapin, SC 93.4%
Christmas Is For Kids, Gaffney, SC 99.7%
Friends of the Animal Shelter, Inc., Aiken, SC 83.9%
Golden Corner Food Pantry, Seneca, SC 91.3%
Help 4 Kids Florence, Florence, SC 97.4%
JumpStart South Carolina, Spartanburg, SC 91.0%
Meals on Wheels of Horry County, Inc., Surfside Beach, SC 97.7%
Operation Sight, Mount Pleasant, SC 87.5%
Project Hope Foundation, Inc., Greenville, SC 95.4%
Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC 87.8%
The Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, Hilton Head Island, SC 93.4%
American Association of State Troopers, Inc., Tallahassee, FL 15.5%
American Veterans Foundation, Sarasota, FL 8.3%
Childhood Leukemia Foundation, Inc., Brick, NJ 19.6%
Firefighters Support Foundation Inc., Greenfield, MA 6.8%
Honor Bound Foundation, Inc., Darien, CT 29.7%
Melanoma International Foundation, Glenmoore, PA 33.9%
Project Cure, Inc., Bradenton, FL 24.6%
United Cancer Support Foundation, Knoxville, TN 3.7%