Mission: TO SUPPORT MERCER COUNTY PARKS

Friends of Mercer County Parks is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2013, and donations are tax-deductible.  Note: This organization was not on the most recent list of organizations provided by the IRS, the Business Master File (BMF). It will be removed from our website if it is not listed in the BMF for three consecutive months.

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Contact Information

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  200 JEFFERSON PARK STE 400
Whippany NJ 07981-1070


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High Concern Advisory for:
Friends of Mercer County Parks

On June 29, 2016, NJ.com reported on the operations of Friends of Mercer County Parks, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Embattled parks director fired as corruption probe continues." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the NJ.com article.

  • On July 15, 2016, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Mercer County pays $30K for another law firm amid AG corruption probe." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.

  • On January 12, 2017, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Mercer County parks nonprofit under investigation for corruption to dissolve." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.

  • On October 31, 2017, NJ.com published an article titled, "Fired Mercer County parks director indicted, state AG announces." For more information, please see the NJ.com article.

  • On December 4, 2017, Centraljersey.com published an article titled, "Ex-Mercer County Park Commission chief pleads not guilty to corruption charges." For more information, please see the Centraljersey.com article.

  • On April 20, 2018, centraljersey.com published an article titled, "County executive to be subpoenaed." For more information, please see the centraljersey.com article.

  • On March 17, 2020, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Indicted ex-Mercer County park boss wants to revive civil lawsuit, costs taxpayers more money." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.

  • On April 25, 2021, The Trentonian published an article titled, "Records: Indicted ex-Hughes loyalist was pressured to campaign to keep his job." For more information, please see The Trentonian article.


The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.
 

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