America's worst charities

Our ranking based on cash paid to solicitors in the past decade

The solicitorsDebbie Lopez


Fundraising history

Amounts cover only the years and charities shown and are not a full accounting of fundraising activity.

Year Client charity Cash raised Cash to solicitor Cash to charity % to charity Activity
2009 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $76,034 $68,431 $7,603 10.00% fundraising
2009 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $60,154 $47,715 $12,439 20.70% telemarketing
2010 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $45,016 $36,013 $9,003 20.00% telemarketing
2010 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $71,019 $63,850 $7,169 10.10% fundraising
2011 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $34,701 $30,884 $3,817 11.00% fundraising
2011 Firefighters Burn Fund $12,730 $9,700 $3,030 23.80% telemarketing
TOTALS $299,654 $256,593 $43,061 14%

Last updated 07/17/2014 © 2014 All Rights Reserved

America’s Worst Charities is the result of a yearlong collaboration between the Tampa Bay Times and the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting, the nation’s largest and longest serving nonprofit newsroom dedicated to watchdog journalism. CNN joined the partnership in March 2013.