America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsXentel

Also doing business as: iMark Events


Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Canada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah 31 Cease & Desist, Consent/settlement, Disciplined-no details, Fine/penalties $1,043,435

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
2008 American Association of State Troopers $5,141,267 $4,210,930 $930,337 18.10% telemarketing
2008 Veterans Assistance Foundation $1,549,819 $1,406,239 $143,580 9.30%
2008 Committee For Missing Children $1,935,432 $1,693,687 $241,745 12.50% telephone solicitation
2009 Committee For Missing Children $1,641,520 $1,442,515 $199,005 12.12% telephone solicitation
2009 American Association of State Troopers $4,836,178 $3,913,983 $922,195 19.10% telemarketing
2009 Veterans Assistance Foundation $1,352,777 $1,245,433 $107,344 7.90%
2010 American Association of State Troopers $3,836,018 $3,113,097 $722,921 18.80% telemarketing
2010 Veterans Assistance Foundation $1,273,992 $1,179,478 $94,514 7.42%
2010 Committee For Missing Children $1,352,417 $1,216,938 $135,479 10.00% telephone solicitation
2011 American Association of State Troopers $1,028,963 $854,537 $174,426 17.00% telemarketing
2011 Veterans Assistance Foundation $1,197,332 $1,071,308 $126,024 10.50% telephone
TOTALS $25,145,715 $21,348,145 $3,797,570 15%

Last updated 12/09/2014 © 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.