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United Way Still Concerned about Eastside's Operations

Officials with United Way of Bartholomew County reviewed financial records provided by the Eastside Community Center a week ago, but the nonprofit agency remains barred from getting any United Way funding because of concerns about whether Eastside is properly run. That's according to our news gathering partners at "The Republic."

Mark Stewart, United Way president, told the paper it was a positive meeting and "we are heading in the right direction." Stewart added that "this was step one; we have many steps to go."

Stewart said recently he doubts United Way’s concerns about Eastside’s financial operations will be resolved quickly.

Officials with the Eastside Community Center met recently with the United Way of Bartholomew County's board in a bid to show their organization can be trusted with grants from the agency in the wake of tax liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service.

United Way officials took the Eastside Community Center's certification away from them last year and later learned that the center, run by executive director Priscilla Scalf and a nine-member board, owed the IRS about $60,000 in unpaid payroll taxes dating to 2011 and 2012.

For more information, go to www.therepublic.com.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 7:07:03 AM

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