For Immediate Release
February 8, 2011
Anne M. Edwards, Director of Charitable Trusts
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced that the Office of the Attorney General, Charitable Trusts Unit (CTU) has issued a Report on its review of the Milford Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading Association. This review was prompted by numerous complaints received by the CTU from parents and members of the community regarding this organization.
The Report concludes that "the Board of Directors should and must change and improve its policies and procedures used to govern the organization." The Report includes numerous recommendations for improvements in governance and financial record keeping. The Reports calls for: immediate and on-going Board training; the establishment of an advisory committee; modifications to the procedures used in electing Board members; and institution of Board term limits. The Association must improve its financial record-keeping so that consistent and reliable financial information is available for each year going forward. The report requires the Association develop an annual fundraising plan with periodic reporting of results. Finally, the report requires written policies and procedures be developed and approved by the CTU for the awarding of scholarships, and the approval of waivers and refunds.
A copy of the Report can be found on the Department of Justice's Web site at http://doj.nh.gov/publications/reports.html.
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