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Evanston Won’t Go After CARE for Funds

The City Council voted to cooperate with a state investigation instead.

A former CARE dog.
A former CARE dog.

The Evanston City Council voted this week not to legally pursue the money that CARE raised during a fundraising campaign, Evanston Now reports.

The city ended its relationship with CARE earlier this year. Talks recently broke down between the two parties over CARE's nearly $1.3 million in assets.

The aldermen decided against going after the funds raised because CARE did not fundraise exclusively for the building fund, the Evanston Now article says, making it difficult to say if that’s what all donors wanted the money to go toward.

The council voted unanimously to provide information to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in its investigation into CARE’s finances.

You can read the full Evanston Now story here.

Shahna Richman June 26, 2014 at 09:28 AM
This is disheartening. We have been donating to C.A.R.E.for many years under the auspices that the money would go to the Evanston Animal Shelter. While I don't put the responsibility on the City of Evanston to legally go after the money, it should have been handed over by C.A.R.E.
jim June 26, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Do you think all Non Profits should turn over the money they get from fundraisers to the City the Fundraiser took place?
jim June 26, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Do you think all Non Profits should turn over the money they get from fundraisers to the City the Fundraiser took place?

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