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.
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.”
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.