South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Scrooges and Angels for 201211/15/2012
The Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations were in attendance to receive a plaque and recognition from Secretary Hammond. The Angels recognized, with the percentage of their expenditures that went toward their program services, are listed below. Those recognized are listed in alphabetical order, and are not ranked by the Secretary of State.
America’s VetDogs - the Veterans’s K-9 Corps, Inc., Smithtown, NY 80.2%
Deep Well Project, Hilton Head Island, SC 91.6%
Early Learning Partnership of York County, Rock Hill, SC 81.4%
East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), Mount Pleasant, SC 85.4%
Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta, North Augusta, SC 96.7%
Humane Society of McCormick County, McCormick, SC 95.1%
Nurturing Center, Inc., Columbia, SC 83%
Rosa Clark Medical Clinic Association, Inc., Seneca, SC 99.1%
Samaritan House of Orangeburg, Inc., Orangeburg, SC 84.3%
South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry, Spartanburg, SC 91.2%
The designation of Scrooge is based upon a charitable organization’s failure to spend a high percentage of its collections on charitable programs. The charities designated as this year’s Scrooges are listed below, along with the percentage of expenditures used for program services. Those recognized are listed in alphabetical order, and are not ranked by the Secretary of State.
American Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, MD 37.5%
Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc., Madeira Beach, FL 11.8%
Firefighters Support Services, Incorporated, Wyandotte, MI 21%
Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3, Hanahan, SC 4.1%
Fraternal Order of Police York County Lodge #15, Rock Hill, SC 9.2%
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc., Annandale, VA 36%
Missional Advancement Project, Inc., Aiken, SC 6.4%
Operation Lookout National Center For Missing Youth, Everett, WA 9.9%
United States Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., Ashburn, VA 14.8%
Veterans Support Foundation, Silver Spring, MD 24.6%
The following criteria were considered in selecting Scrooges: the charity had devoted 40 percent or less of its total expenditures to charitable programs; the charity had spent a significant amount of revenue on fundraising expenses; and the charity had registered with the Secretary of State to solicit funds in the state of South Carolina.