Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Say Yes to Education Correspondance

from: George
to: Richard Moore
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date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM
subject: Re: Questions about Say Yes

Donnie, as both you and Skip know, I have been asking these questions for months, so if you don't mind, please provide the answers to all the public figures and journalists etc... copied above;

Please provide Say Yes to Education's 2014 IRS form 990, which I have asked for and should be in Richard's possession as a stakeholder in the Say Yes enterprise.

How much is it going to cost next year?

How much has been spent on fundraising, outside consultants and investment management fees relative to what is being paid out to students?

What is the anticipated average per student scholarship expected to be for Guilford County's 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019's graduating classes?

Why are most of Say Yes to Education's investments located in "CENTRAL AMERICA  AND THE CARIBBEAN"?

How much money does Say Yes Guilford have on hand to fund the scholarships?

As the number of dollars provided for scholarships should about double again after the first year, and then double again in four years, how is Say Yes going to pay for it?

What will the monies be invested in and at what cost for Guilford County's graduates?

How many students are expected to receive a "Full Tuition Scholarship Incentive" for 2016's graduating class?

Why has Say Yes, the City of Greensboro and Guilford County Schools so far declined to provide the above information?

Why has Say Yes, the City of Greensboro and Guilford County Schools so far declined to state if  Say Yes Guilford is to be considered a fiduciary over the investment assets?

Why has Say Yes, the City of Greensboro and Guilford County Schools so far declined to report if the investment managers will be considered fiduciaries?

How is it the Say Yes performance is so far above George Weiss' fund, which is where Say Yes' money is invested?
Those who don't know what they should at this juncture should be ashamed of themselves
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 4:31 PM, Richard Moore <> wrote:

Mr. Hartman and those who you copied:

First, it is a bit deceptive to imply that this interchange happened recently. In fact, the interview is nearly a year old at this point. I did answer your questions then. There was nothing deceptive in my comments then and nothing now. At the time of our interchange almost a year ago I was a member of a planning committee. I am not the spokesperson for the Say Yes program. I am involved as a volunteer in the nonprofit organization that is raising funds for the scholarship program.

But here are basic facts:

1. Only Syracuse, Buffalo, and Guilford are total school system chapters. Those in other cities, to my understanding, were/are cohorts of students that are selected and followed. You can ask the Say Yes to Education national office about the status of any of those cohorts.

2. Your contact to ask about programming for Say Yes to Education Guilford is Donnie Turlington who is the Director of Communications. His email is He can refer you as appropriate for information that is relevant. Mary Vigue is the Say Yes Guilford Executive Director.

3. We do not know anything about how Mr. Weiss invests or manages his money. Nor is it any of our business.

4. Neither he nor the Say Yes national organization have anything to do with the investment or management of the funds we are raising locally. As I told you a year ago, these are being handled jointly by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the High Point Community Foundation working with our local nonprofit organization.

It is interesting that you are surfacing a lot of misleading questions just when we are about to award a bunch of scholarships.
Richard (Skip) Moore

Sent from my iPad

On Jul 18, 2016, at 1:08 PM, George Hartzman <> wrote:

Richard (Skip) Moore's misleading statements; "8 Things to Know About "Say Yes To Education"
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM, George wrote:

An honor sir,

Why is there more than $25 million in the Weiss Investment Strategy?

Why only one investment manager?

Why is almost $29 million located in "Central America and the Caribbean"?

Where are the details of the individual scholarships?

How did investment income come to more than $10 million in 2012 and $7 million in 2011?

How are the 2012 returns possible on a little more than $28 million?

Where are the 2013 and 2014 990s?

Why so much compensation?

Why so much "Organizational Strategic Review?

At first glance, it looks like a Ponzi scheme.

Why would you hire someone who just finished keeping investment fees high for City of Greensboro employees?