Ethics Professor Weighs In On When Nonprofits See Donors In Headlines For Wrong Reasons

By Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:39pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:38am
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It’s a problem nonprofits face after they see donors in the headlines for the wrong reasons. 

In this case, a University of Arizona foundation received $50,000 from Gratitude America in 2017. The nonprofit supports military veterans and their families affected by brain injuries or combat-related stress.

MIT also received $150,000 from Gratitude America. Here’s the rub. The former president of that nonprofit is Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of sex trafficking teenage girls. 

Harvard had previously received $6.5 million from Epstein — and won’t be giving it back.  What’s a university or nonprofit to do?

Mary Feeney, professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in Public Affairs at Arizona State University, joins The Show from Washington, D.C.

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