State Department announces disciplinary action against charities

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) has filed disciplinary action against six charities, professional attorneys, and professional health counsel. fundraising during the month of December 2021.

The December 2021 sanctions included cease and desist orders issued to the following individuals and organizations:

Secretary Chapman noted that these individuals and organizations cannot solicit donations or conduct fundraising activities until they comply with the Charitable Solicitation Act.

The Office of Charities and Charities maintains a comprehensive list of charities, professional lawyers and professional fundraising advice that have been subject to sanctions or corrective action. This list contains the most up-to-date information on any specific disciplinary action. Each entry includes the name of the charity, professional attorney, or fundraising attorney, address, penalty imposed, a brief description of the basis for the disciplinary or corrective action, and the effective date.

Charities can register or renew registration online or by mail. A list of exclusions and exemptions from registration can be found on the ministry’s website.

Anyone who suspects unethical activity by a charity can file a complaint online or by calling (717) 787-0700. Violations of the Charitable Solicitation Law may result in disciplinary action, including civil penalties and suspension or revocation of registration.

MEDIA CONTACT: Wanda Murren, (717) 783-1621