Sandusky founded charity ‘The Second Mile’ files for dissolution

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. – The charity foundation founded by former Penn State coach and convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky is going out of business. The Board of Directors of The Second Mile foundation filed last Friday, January 8 in Centre County Court a Petition for Distribution of Assets and the Dissolution of The Second Mile.  The tax exempt charity was formed in 1977 to operate a home for foster children and is headquartered in Bellefonte. It grew into a statewide organization to help develop positive life skills and self-esteem for youth.

Since the disclosure of child sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky, the foundation’s volunteer base and most importantly contributions have virtually disappeared.

In the aftermath of Sandusky’s indictment and conviction, The Second Mile programs, intellectual property and money have been transferred to other non-profit providers.

The petition seeks to have the Second Mile’s remaining assets be transferred to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General which would deal any remaining claims against the organization.



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