United Way sure took the old saying, "Charity begins at home," literally!--guess they felt their VIPs needed the charity worse than people they were suppose to help.
I have belonged to many organizations and have never heard of any that paid out money for any reason without it going before the whole board and membership. A loan without interest? Good grief! Our own family has never loaned us a cent without expecting--and getting--interest.
Until I am sure that all involved have been given the ax and all money has been repaid with interest (15% from beginning of loans) even if it comes out of United Way President Francis McNamara's pocket, United Way will never receive another cent from us. Shame on all involved.
BETTY L. SOTELO