By Isaiah Thompson Published: 08/30/2014 | New findings show what appear to be more than a hundred checks, totaling over $300,000, written out to the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP, but deposited in the bank account of Next Generation CDC, a nonprofit corporation founded and apparently still-controlled by longtime NAACP president Jerome Whyatt Mondesire.
by Isaiah Thompson, Jun. 12, 2014 For more than a decade, the nonprofit started by Jerry Mondesire got hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state, with most of the money earmarked for rehabbing properties for affordable housing. None appear to be serving that purpose
In 2006, Philadelphia NAACP president Jerome Mondesire used the name of a separate nonprofit he controlled to apply for $100,000 to restore a youth football field; he reported the work completed in 2010. But the work was never done; Far from being finished, there is evidence that suggests it never started. Public officials and individuals familiar with ...
Two elected officers of the Philadelphia NAACP have gone to court to get a look at the financial records of defunct nonprofit at the center of their claims that Jerry Mondesire, longtime president of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania NAACP branches, has mishandled the local chapter’s finances.
by Isaiah Thompson, Mar. 30, 2014 A look at the Next Generation CDC, founded and operated by local NAACP President Jerome Mondesire, raises more questions than answers. Founded by longtime NAACP President Jerome Whyatt Mondesire in 1999, and defunct for at least five years, the “nonprofit” has presented itself, at different times, as different things. ...
by Isaiah Thompson on Mar. 18, 2014 New documents disclose that checks written as donations to the local NAACP were deposited instead into the bank account of a defunct non-profit founded by Jerry Mondesire, the organization’s president. Isaiah Thompson reports on the latest developments.
Local NAACP officers question president over finances by Isaiah Thompson, Jan. 21, 2014 Some executive committee members and officers of the Philadelphia NAACP branch are questioning how long-time chapter president J. Whyatt Mondesire has handled the branch’s finances and they are asking officials from the NAACP’s national branch to intervene and examine the local group’s books.
Board members of the local NAACP are involved in a dispute with Jerome Mondesire, the group’s president, raising questions about finances and a defunct non-profit community development corporation Mondesire controlled. [As Published on AxisPhilly.org — read the full story here]