Heartstring Charities Failed to Register

The Connecticut Attorney General has opened an investigation into two in-state charities that did not register with the office’s Public Charities Unit. The groups worked around leukemia and were accepting donations to help a high profile 22-year-old Yale student. Yale University had referred people to these charities.

It would have been so easy to comply with the Charity Registration laws. Connecticut accepts the Unified Registration Statement, or URS, and the registration fee is only $50. Some states charge well into the hundreds.

This investigation was completely avoidable.

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