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The Susan G. Komen foundation is not the first charitable organization to experience public relations troubles. Charities have experienced problems ranging from public relations controversies to full-on legal troubles. Here is a selection.
Correction: A previous version of this gallery erroneously reported that The Hershey Trust Company had “come under scrutiny” in Feb. 2011 due to a court filing by former Hershey Trust board member and officer Robert Reese. The filing was a petition, which Reese withdrew in April 2011. The gallery also featured a photograph of a Hershey chocolate bar, incorrectly implying that the Hershey Company was involved in the dispute. The photograph and caption have been removed. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation came under a flood of criticism when it announced on Jan. 30 that the foundation would no longer provide funding for Planned Parenthood, citing the fact that the foundation could not fund grant recipients under investigation. Less than a week later, on Feb. 3, the foundation announced that it would revise its funding policy to allow Planned Parenthood to apply for grants. In this photo, thousands crowded the streets during the Foundation’s annual Race for the Cure on June 4, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The race is a fundraiser for breast cancer research. (Read: Komen Foundation revises funding policy)Getty Images