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ufacturers to ship their dresses.Smith says sheís tried to track down the previous owner.On Thursday Little Black Dresses , we found the previous owner, Jennifer Garwick, at her home.We asked Garwick about the missing funds.Garwick sayid she didnít pocket any money.Garwick said she signed a legal document handing over the keys to the store to Bossard in the belief that she would take care of all the dress orders.I didnít abandon the brides, I didnít want this to happen.for her previous dress orders and is now scrambling to make that perfect wedding come true.for a dress as well and is stressing to find a replacement.The current owner says most of the dresses have been ordered but manufacturers will not ship them without a payment.She say many of the affected brides have agreed to pay more to get their dresses in time.The interim chairs of a Lakewood Ranch cancer charity have their work cut out for them after firing the CEO of the Center for Building Hope, a nonprofit that provides free support to cancer victims and their families.Perhaps their biggest challenge will be figuring out what to do with a donated wedding dress business that ousted CEO Carl Ritter persuaded the board to buy in 2011.million facility in Lakewood Ranch for cancer patients.STAFF PHOTO / MIKE LANGNewspaper reports show that Brides Against Breast Cancer led customers to believe that as much as 80 percent of the money they spend on dresses goes to cancer support;million each year to people affected by the disease.Financials provided by Ritter in June show Brides Against Breast Cancer has provided an average of 23 percent of revenues to the centerís charitable mission since 2012.said Doug White, the director of Columbia Universityís fundraising management masterís program, who teaches board governance and ethical decision making.They are in a tough pickle but they can get out of it by fessing up and reinforcing the good work they have done, while all the while acknowledging that they screwed up.He promised results within 18 to 24 months, when he spoke to the Herald-Tribune in April.But Brides has not been doing well in recent months.Revenues from dress sales have dropped 17 percent, while expenses have gone up by 18 percent.That means the organization is not generating as much money for the charity as it did last year.Interim co-chairs Brian Mariash and Carol Ann Kalish will manage the cancer charity until they can find a new CEO.Brides Against Breast Cancer has thousands of donated bridal gowns in the group's Lakewood Ranch warehouse.working tirelessly to correct these things Party Dresses , to protect the treatments for cancer patients for our mission, to protect peopleís jobs.Kalish is the chief legal officer for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and has served on the centerís board for at least eight years.Mariash is a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch.before stepping up as interim chair.He said he could not name the experts at this time.hoped the businessman would be able to rescue them from growing financial stress.million to build a new headquarters and faced hefty interest payments at a time when charitable donations were falling because of the Great Recession.used car chain in 2010.said former board member Dave Shaver in a May interview with the Herald-Tribune.We said, ĎWeíre going to take a shot.from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to acquire a failing nonprofit out of Oregon and turn it into a money-making business that Ritter later acknowledged was risky.list in 2011 because it spent less than 12 percent of its donations on cancer victims.The nonprofit also had a history of self-dealing, according to a January 2012 article in The Oregonian newspaper.In 2008, Oregonís DOJ said the organizationís financial reporting lacked precision and asked the director Fran Hansen and her daughter, Ann Hansen-Orr, to step down.the DOJ wrote in a letter to the board.spent at a spa south of Portland, Oregon.Despite these issues, Ritter convinced the centerís board that he could turn the Oregon nonprofit into a cash-generating business that would support the centerís charitable mission.At first, Ritterís claims proved prophetic.But expenses rose sharply.a 55 percent increase from the previous year.in two years and he found jobs for two of his children and Richard Lye Homecoming Dresses , a colleague from his failed used car venture.But revenues from wedding dress sales are now falling.The dropped by 17 percent during the eight months ended Feb.compared with the same period a year earlier.In a June interview, Ritter acknowledged that selling wedding dresses was a risky business that ebbs and flows with the economy.to buy tables at events where they could sell their goods and services to brides.from vendors in the first eight months of the organizationís latest fiscal year, but business owners now question whether they will return.Ritter said he needed another 18 to 24 months to prove his venture would succeed.But his tenure was cut short after board members learned he was benefiting from secret business arrangement with the charity.False promisesDecked out in pink for a weekend in early July, a ballroom in a downtown Orlando hotel held a Brides Against Breast Cancer dress show.blared through speakers alongside a table set with a pink-and-white bouquet, mock crystal glasses and bridal event business cards.Ladies and gentlemen, she said yes to the dress!boomed an energetic blond man through a microphone, his voice as enthusiastic as any master of ceremonies on a TV game show.A smiling bride in her new wedding gown stepped from behind the wall separating the fitting rooms from the seven rows of dresses and spun into the center of the room, followed by a bell-ringer.Behind her sat a table with wine, water and other beverages.Vendor tables to her left advertised the perfect vacation destination; make-up primers to prevent post-wedding day breakouts; body wraps to hide cellulite.employees at the booth advertised.Vendors at the show and at others across the country say knowing the money .
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