The charity organization Saving Our Daughters, which this week released a statement regarding a fundraiser organized by Kenya Moore and shown on Sunday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has now come under fire after it was discovered that the IRS recently revoked their tax-exempt status for withholding information about their finances.
According to tax documents obtained by Radar Online, Saving Our Daughters has not filed a tax return since 2009. On May 15, 2013, their status as a tax-exempt organization was automatically revoked by the IRS, according to the official government database.
And even when the charity did file tax returns, the information was concerning: In 2009, the charity used just $10,000 of their $108,233 revenue for grants. The head of the charity, Curtis Benjamin, awarded himself a salary that was more than three times that. And the year before, they donated just $10,500 out of $84,874.
Despite these issues, the organization continues to boast of celebrity supporters, including “RHOA” co-star NeNe Leakes and Kelly Rowland.
This news comes just days after the Founder and CEO of Saving Our Daughters, released a lengthy statement claiming the charity never received any money from Moore’s Masquerade Ball, which was featured on the show Sunday night.
“Ms. Kenya Moore stated that thousands of dollars were raised at this event. To protect the integrity of Saving Our Daughters, our records show that we did not receive any of the proceeds raised from Ms. Moore’s masquerade ball,” the statement read. “However, we do appreciate the contribution we did receive of $500 for our annual Christmas doll drive for children with cancer.”
Moore fired back, releasing photos of checks and text messages that appear to prove she did make a donation to the charity.
“I have video proof more check copies and a contract, too so [please] do not come for me unless I send for you,” Kenya tweeted shortly after the charity accused her of not making any donation. “#dropsmicrophone #grabsbible2pray4u.”