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LGBT Community Center of Charlotte – QNotes

Interim Board Tries to Move MeckPAC Forward

Three Community Leaders Take the Reigns Temporarily to Salvage the 22-Year Organization

MeckPAC has had a difficult time maintaining board members over the past few years. The organization was founded in 1998 in a unified effort to fight anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies in the Queen City, but our investigation into its recent mismanagement and suspicious spending by the organization’s leadership left many wondering if its demise was inevitable.

LGBT center, other orgs navigate challenging year

InFocus: Non-Profits — Center moving forward with re-prioritized goals

Leaders with the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte and other local organizations have faced a challenging year — staring down controversy, financial woes, compliance issues and more.

Former Charlotte LGBT center chair issues apology letter

Former leader Ranzeno Frazier doesn't address false statements

The former chair of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has apologized for his misappropriation of organization funds in a letter delivered to center leaders and forwarded to the newspaper today.

Charlotte LGBT center operated at $42,000 deficit in 2013

Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund says center lacks 'long-term viability'

The latest federal tax filings released by the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte show it operated at a significant deficit last year, spending nearly all of its revenue on occupancy expenses alone. At the same time, the group’s single-largest remaining donor has said the center lacks “long-term viability.”

Former center chair’s expenses questioned, group says it might close after losing major grant

Former leader Ranzeno Frazier denies wrongdoing, but is repaying close to $600 in unapproved, undocumented expenses

Less than a month after being dismissed from the board, the former chair of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has come under scrutiny for several questionable expenses during his time in leadership. Additionally, the group’s new chair says the center might close following news today that it will not receive the remainder of funds from a conditional grant offered to them earlier this year.

Disagreements surface after LGBT center’s chair removed

Ranzeno Frazier removed as chair of LGBT Community Center of Charlotte as Judson Gee installed as interim chair; Gee says group is moving forward with strategic plan, former controversial leader welcomed onto committee

New leadership changes at Charlottte’s LGBT center this week prompted public questions Thursday afternoon over the process used to remove the organization’s now-former chair and install a new interim leader.