Robert Benavidez and the Foundation for educational success are horrible liars with no ethics and complete frauds. Do NOT ever do business with Robert Benavidez and the Foundation for Educational Success. Myself and several others were "hired" by Robert to raise money for a "celebrity" charity event in Las Vegas. Robert was supposed to pay us half of our money a couple weeks in and the other half upon completion. Well, as you can imagine, when the time came to pay us, he made up some excuse that his company checks hadn't come in. This excuse lasted the entire time, with every few days, him re-iterating it.
However, during that time, he paid his employee, Jim Clinton with a check. Hmmm...wonder where that check magically appeared from.....during that time when he said he couldn't pay us because he didn't have any checks. After that time, he told us, on almost ten different occasions that he was going to pay us by certain dates, all of which came and went. [continued below]....
..... Robert DID however pay another employee of his, Darren Beck, who, raised NO money and brought in NO items for the silent auction. So this person, Darren Beck, and Jim Clinton, Robert paid, thinking that none of the rest of us would find out about it, while he was lying to us and saying he didn't have checks and that no one was getting paid, and if someone did, it would be us first.
Suddenly Robert claims that he has no money because he had to pay for the charity event up front. Problem is, that we were in on the meeting with the hotel (which must have slipped his mind) while they were negotiating the price and knew EXACTLY how much the cost was. The cost that another friend of ours was asked to put on his credit card that morning for the event (Robert must have thought we were dumb or something), so Robert didn't actually have to pay ANYTHING - Sean did. SO why did Robert use the excuse that he didn't have money because he had to pay? Hmmmm......
The event bought in some money, although not much and none of Robert's supposedly "celebrity" friends showed up. SO where did the money that WAS raised go? Hmmm....
Robert even tried to sell some of the donated silent auction items on ebay to make extra money!!!
NEVER DONATE ANYTHING TO ROBERT BENAVIDEZ OR THE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS if you don't want it to end up on ebay!!
He didn't even pay the entertainment and is about to be sued because he cost the head of the Bella Strings group thousands out of pocket to pay her people but was never paid back by Robert. He owes US tens of thousands and it cost us out of pocket to live in Vegas for a month to raise money for him.
We are currently getting a class action suit against him.
Robert Benavidez is a liar and fraud with no credibility and cannot be trusted. While he drives around in a Mercedes and owns two homes, he claims he has no money to pay us.
I personally should have just kept all the items and money I raised instead of giving it to this crook. His event was a miserable failure, with only 80 guests signed in.
If any of the Foundation members are reading this, you had better press Robert to take care of what he owes to the people he employed or the Foundation will be sued along with Robert himself. We tried negotiating SEVERAL times and Robert made tons of promises and always broke his word so his word has no meaning and all we see him as is a huge liar.
For all you out there looking for info about the Foundation for Educational Success or Robert Benavidez...don't walk, RUN away as fast as you can and do not align yourself with this sinking ship. Robert has no character, and in the minds of all his hired outside sales team from the "Be a Hero Gala", he is going to go down for this. We tried being nice, now we don't care if we take everything from him. He deserves it.
His company website: Foundation for educational success website link >click here<
Robert's personal facebook page (doesn't look like he's destitute does it? Wonder if it's the money he was supposed to pay US that he's enjoying himself with) Robert Benavidez facebook >click here<