A reader of my blog who wishes to remain anonymous has shared with me this update on the Macular Degeneration Association, about which I’ve written previously, and asked me to share it on his behalf. Below is what he sent me, in full and without modification.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune recently ran this article by Barbara Peters Smith about Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF), its founder Larry Hoffheimer, and another, far more reputable charity with which PRF is competing in Sarasota. The article also briefly mentioned Hoffheimer’s other “charity”, the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA). Readers of my blog know that I have written… Read More »
In 2008, I wrote about the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA), a questionable charity whose actual mission seemed to be more about lining the pockets of its founder and his cronies than about supporting macular degeneration research or people suffering with the disease. The charity doesn’t look any better now than it did then. Here’s an… Read More »
April 25, 2008 Bill McCollum Attorney General The Capital PL-01 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Mr. McCollum: I am writing to bring to your attention a fraudulent charity that is operating out of Florida and scamming well-meaning individuals. I received a solicitation yesterday for an organization calling itself “Macular Degeneration Association” and which identifies… Read More »