An investigation commissioned by national Jewish women’s charity Hadassah has exonerated its current and former leader of allegations that they misused organization funds, says the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Larry Blum, Hadassah’s chief operating officer, had accused President Marcie Natan and her predecessor, Nancy Falchuk, earlier this year of using the organization’s money for personal purposes and to bestow favors on other members. Blum is himself on administrative leave pending an investigation of claims that he misused a corporate credit card.
“After performing an extensive investigation, the conclusion we reached regarding the Blum allegations was that none of them were supported by facts,” said Dan Kurtz, an attorney with the law firm Skadden Arps who conducted the probe, in a statement Thursday. “No volunteers, including Marcie Natan and Nancy Falchuk, breached any fiduciary duties owed to Hadassah in connection with the allegations.”