June 27, 2012; Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Last week, NPQ noted that Second Mile, the charity founded by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky, had tapped Arrow Child and Family Ministries, an organization serving Christian youth, to receive Second Mile’s $2.5 million in assets and take over a few of Second Mile’s programs. At that time, we wondered whether the court would allow the transfer of donor funds from a secular to a religious organization that requires, for instance, staff to sign statements of faith. But another roadblock appeared today when three of the men who testified against Sandusky at his trial filed a motion to block the transfer on grounds that the assets should be retained for payment of any potential civil judgments that may be found in favor of survivors of Sandusky’s abuse. –Ruth McCambridge