I worked for this "so-called" fundraising company for almost a year. The company was owned by Tom Ladono who recently passed away, and is now being managed by his parents. Tom was a CROOK! He promised me, and several other sales reps, commissions and bonuses, and never paid us. He is not compliant with the EDD and falsifies the company tax returns to avoid paying state and federal taxes. The company employees ex-cons, thieves, gang bangers and thugs. The guy who sat next to me was in prison for 7 years and was covered from head to toe in tattoos (even had horns on his head!) I even saw sales reps flashing their pistols and guns in the office to threaten other sales reps for deals!!
We were SUPPOSED to be raising money to help save high school sports. HA!! My job was to call businesses in the local communities for the high schools SS was contracted with. The problem is.. SS DID NOT have any contract with the high schools. We would just solicit businesses in the community to purchase ads on our schedule posters. SS would collect the donations with credit card payment and checks but WOULD NOT print the schedule posters and even worseWOULD NOT send ANY of the donations to the high school. The funds were supposed to go toward equipment, travel expenses and other much needed expense but the
company kept the funds to pay for their BMWs, drugs and alcohol and partying. I would frequently walk into
the office and the owner, Tom, would be drunk and high.
SS Fudnraising has ruined numerous communities and high school reputations across the United States.
After quitting several months ago, I came to find that any commercial fundraising firm is required by law to be bonded and registered as a commercial fundraiser with that states attorney general office. SS Fundraising is non-compliant and has operated as such for several years. Its time someone does something to stop this firm and their thugs from destroying high school sports and businesses trying to support their local teams.. or worse.. someone is going to die as a result of one of their thugs lashing out.
Former "Employee" Who Was Scammed