Menino Discloses Donors To Boston-Run Charity
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has released a list of donors and an accounting of recent expenses of a city-run charity that has accepted money from corporations, developers, law firms and others with city business.
The Boston Globe reports that Menino also has promised to establish a website that shows where money is coming from and how it's spent.
In some years the charity collects more than $1 million. Unlike political contributors, donors to the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods often have remained confidential, shielded by the anonymity of federal tax law.
The fund was established by Kevin H. White while he was mayor. Government watchdogs call for transparency and disclosure of donors.
Money has paid for victory parades for championship sports teams, turkeys at Thanksgiving and to bury young victims of violence.
This program aired on March 25, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.