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William Fournier Comments on Make Your Date Organization

May 9, 2019, Detroit Free Press

While Wayne State University officials insist that the Make Your Date nonprofit — under scrutiny for its ties to Mayor Mike Duggan — is dormant and inactive, the Michigan attorney general is questioning the organization's nonprofit status and has been unable to get any answers for nearly three months.

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“The way this is written it’s a bit ambiguous,” said William Fournier, of Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington, D.C., law firm. “Including it as ‘care of Wayne State’ suggests that they’re trying to treat it as a program, but the recipient signing the contract — signing as director of Make Your Date — which suggests they’ve got kind of legal authority to sign as a separate entity,” said Fournier, who specializes in nonprofit tax requirements.

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Excerpt taken from the article “Attorney General, Experts Confused About How Nonprofit Tied to Duggan Operates” by Joe Guillen and Kat Stafford for Detroit Free Press.


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