The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is releasing a report on its website analyzing fundraising data for the past two fiscal years, July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2012. According to the over 700 financial reports filed with the Attorney General’s Office during this time period, Vermonters gave over $6 million to charitable causes through paid fundraisers. Of this total, however, over two-thirds, or more than $4 million stayed with the paid fundraisers. The charities, meanwhile, received less than a third of the total donations.
“Vermonters should be sure to stay informed about where their donated dollars are going,” Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell said. “People should find out which campaigns are being run by the charities themselves, and which are being run by paid fundraisers.”