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Another DATA BREACH at (not so) Exceptional SC

They did it again … this time exposing and estimated 3,000 parent emails and children’s names.

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Well … IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN … another data breach at (not so) Exceptional SC and the SC Department of Revenue exposing YOUR CHILD’S NAME.

PARENTS, check your email today, at 7:59AM from jeffdavisFIRST@gmail.com, entitled “The Art of the Backroom Deal”.  

What alerted parents to the DATA BREACH???  Look at the name … IT WAS THEIR CHILD’S NAME!!!!  Recall when (not so) Exceptional SC was sending out emails to parents … addressed to the CHILD applicant?   YES … the ties are DIRECTLY to (not so) Exceptional SC (and thus the SC Department of Revenue).

And the parents we have talked to are ANGRY!!!

So … CALL / email (not so) Exceptional SC and ask them to explain how YOUR EMAIL … and YOUR CHILD’S NAME … got in the possession of the people sending these “anonymous” hit pieces. 

ECENC Fund (aka Exceptional SC) Board:

  • General contact:  administrator@exceptionalSC.org 803-602-4398
  • Chad Connelly, Executive Director, Exceptional SC.  chad@exceptionalSC.org  chad@chadconnelly.com  803-924-4596 (cell)  
  • Thomas Persons, ECENC FUND CHAIRMAN – President & CEO, South Carolina Technology Alliance  tepsr@att.net   tep@sctech.org 803-261-0348 (cell) 803-748-1323 (office)  
  • Betsy Fanning, Head of School, Trident Academy bfanning@tridentacademy.com     843-884-7046 x11 (school)
  • Michael Acquilano, Director, South Carolina Catholic Conference   MAcquilano@catholic-doc.org 843-261-0535 (office) 843-709-2717 (cell)
  • Edward Earwood, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.   eearwood@christianeducation.org  803-798-7558 (office) 843-513-5010 (cell)
  • Dr. Spencer Jordan, Executive Director, SCISA    administration@scisa.org  803-535-4820 (office)


This is frankly DUMBFOUNDING that these people think they are that untouchable … or they are this stupid!!!

AS to the content of the email … here is what it should really say … “Every child whose parent DID NOT DONATE got a FULL SCHOLARSHIP!!!” … because back in the day when Palmetto Kids FIRST and other independent non-profits were administering the program … EVERYONE GOT FULL SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!  And your child today would probably have a full year scholarship FULLY FUNDED for 2019-2020 if this cabal of “paid” advocates where not around.
 

#NeverSurrender!!!

Call your SC State Legislator and tell them about this latest debacle if you want change.

And it is not like this has not happened before.  Remember this investigative article on the matter …

(For full article, click HERE.)

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$8 MILLION “lost” by (not so) Exceptional SC!!!

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Well, the final numbers are in for 2020. 

Exceptional SC raised “only” $4,045,107.80 (out of the available $12 MILLION) in 2020.

As such … $8 MILLION has been lost forever … AGAIN!!!  Exceptional SC “lost” $7.45 MILLION in 2019!!!

THE BANK STATEMENT:  We were able to get the bank statements this past week via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. 

These bank statements revealed (among other things) that $2.1 MILLION was from one donor.  Had it not been for the generosity of this one donor … it would have been even more disastrous.

Palmetto Kids FIRST Donor:  And no … this $2.1 million donor was not a huge victory for (not so) Exceptional SC.  This was a Palmetto Kids FIRST donor we first brought to the table in 2014. 

Exceptional SC is still living off all the work the “independent non-profits” did and not adding any new value to the situation.

Nothing has changed for the better … 

Independent Non-Profits … just like every other state … is the ONLY solution!!!

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Parental Tax Credit – GET READY!!!

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It is finally here … the 2020 parental tax credit “race”!!!

Next FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH … at 8:30AM sharp!!!

GET READY … and don’t be late.  We expect the entire $2 MILLION to be claimed within minutes!!!

YES … MINUTES … so prepare yourself and type fast.

THE PROCESS: The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Parental Refundable Tax Credit on January 15, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. A new tutorial is available to help you with the new submission process. Learn more below. 

What you need to know:

  • You must submit your Parental Refundable Credit application online using the SCDOR’s free and secure tax portal, MyDORWAY. The SCDOR will not accept paper, faxed, or emailed applications.
  • A new tutorial is available to show you how to submit your application through MyDORWAY. Prepare now by watching the tutorial.
  • Details about the application and the application process are available at dor.sc.gov/exceptional-sc.

What you need to do:

  • Sign up for MyDORWAY now so you’ll be ready to submit your application on January 15, 2021.
  • If you’re new to MyDORWAY, sign up information and tutorials are available at dor.sc.gov/MyDORWAY.

Questions about the 2020 Parental Refundable Credit? Contact the SCDOR at TaxTech@dor.sc.gov.


VIDEO TUTORIAL – HOW TO APPLY:

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Exceptional SC Legal Status EXPIRED … AGAIN!!!

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Seriously … can this be happening again??? 

Granted, I am a tax attorney / CPA … so I think about these things all the time … and one of the VERY FIRST THINGS they teach us “tax people” is BEFORE YOUR CLIENT DONATES TO A NON-PROFIT … check their legal status.  If not all in order, and you let your client donate … it could be LEGAL MALPRACTICE!!!

First you check that the non-profit is actually an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit … and then you check the Secretary of State’s Office to verify the organization’s legal status is current.

(not so) Exceptional SCs Status?  EXPIRED … AGAIN!!!

Why, Why, Why???  Remember this from JANUARY 2020 … we mocked the incompetency back then … but no, the #FireTheBoard!!! at (not so) Exceptional SC let their legal status expire AGAIN!!! 

Board Malpractice!!!

Legal Status Expired in January 2020 & AGAIN in December 2020

This says it all … WE know how to FIX ALL OF THIS … but the (not so) Exceptional SC Board won’t do anything … won’t talk … won’t meet … just blame others.  STOP THE INSANITY!!!!

Jeff Davis, JD, MBA, CPA (GA)
Board Chairman
843-501-1842 (PKF Office)
843-901-8036 (cell)
info@palmettokidsFIRST.org

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