So everything you’ve seen in the last three posts I sent to Chase Community Giving. And this is what I received in response:
We are fully aware of this situation and to-date we have not found evidence that this activity is a result of actions taken by the charity.
Thank you for participating in Chase Community Giving!
So I replied:
So what you’re saying is that paying directly for votes is okay if you can’t prove the charity itself is doing it? Have you looked at the management of InvisionCA? Do any of them sit on the boards of any of the participating schools?
What about Hillel giving away a camcorder in return for votes? Or SCHA giving away iPad2s in return for votes? Both of those came directly from the schools.
What about the part of the rules that states “whose primary purpose is to advance a religious denomination, expand membership or encourage conversion, or whose programs and services are limited (in an exclusionary way) to serving those of a specific religious denomination or faith while excluding others solely because of their religious beliefs;”
They sent this back:
We cannot punish or disqualify participants based on allegations. Furthermore, the charities that you’re concerned with were of the many educational institutions we reviewed and determined met our eligibility requirements.
And I said:
I would still appreciate an answer on how the giveaways I sent you relate to the rules.
That was at 12:46 p.m. EDT. Each of their replies took about fifteen minutes. It’s now 3:45 p.m. and I haven’t heard back from them. I don’t expect I will.
And I don’t know why I should have been at all surprised at their nonchalance at charities using money to make more money.
They are a freakin’ bank.