NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Office of New Jersey
Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that the Division of Consumer
Affairs concluded a case against Walker Cancer Research Institute.
The division had issues with Walker Cancer Research’s
business practices, namely its fundraising activities – the allocation of
direct mail campaign fundraising costs to program expenses, direct mail
solicitations, and disbursement of contributions.
“This settlement brings closure to the division’s
investigation of this charity in a way that protects the integrity of
charitable giving in New Jersey and benefits cancer patients of all ages
through additional funding for care and research,” Lougy said.
Walker Cancer Research will pay the division $95,000 in
reimbursement for attorney’s fees and $375,000 as a voluntary payment to the
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to support cancer research in the state.
“The division keeps vigilant watch over the charitable
organizations operating in New Jersey to ensure that they are following the law
and applying contributions properly,” Steve Lee, acting director of the New
Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, said. “The division will act to ensure
that contributions are being spent as charities promised and donors intended.”