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The Second Mile

The Second Mile
Founded 1977
Founder Jerry Sandusky
Type Youth organization charity
Website .orgthesecondmile

The Second Mile is a Sandusky was charged and found guilty of child sex abuse.

Early work and praise

U.S. President [9]

Revenue and major donors

The Second Mile had three offices in Pennsylvania, with headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania. The charity's revenue, primarily from donations and fundraisers such as golf tournaments, was $3 million in 2009.[10] Major companies and foundations that have given to The Second Mile include Bank of America, Bank of NY Melon, the Hershey Company, Merck, State Farm, Sheetz, U.S. Steel Corp., PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, local Walmarts and newspapers. [11] The charity paid its CEO $133,000 a year, and his wife received about $100,000 a year.[12]

Penn State child sex abuse scandal

The Second Mile's Founder, Gerald Sandusky, was arrested on charges of child sexual abuse in November 2011.[13] In June 2012, he was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts against him.[14][15] Sandusky met all of the victims through The Second Mile.[16] After the initial charges, Angels in Adoption rescinded its earlier 2002 award to Sandusky for his work with The Second Mile "in light of the serious allegations against him, and to preserve the integrity of the Angels in Adoption program."[17]

Jack Raykovitz, the longtime president and CEO of The Second Mile, announced his resignation on November 14.[18] Under new management, the charity told [22]


  1. ^ Corcino, Jeff (May 29, 2008). "CASD students complete educational, fitness program". The Progress. Retrieved November 14, 2011. Second Mile is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977 by Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team. 
  2. ^ Rudel, Neil (January 7, 2001). "Sandusky loyal to 'Second Mile' cause".  
  3. ^ Lentz, Charlie (March 27, 2007). "Sandusky Second to None". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. He founded The Second Mile in 1977 to provide a helping hand and human contact for at-risk children and education and support for their parents. 
  4. ^ "President of The Second Mile resigns". November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. The Second Mile has said that its youth programs serve as many as 100,000 children a year. 
  5. ^ Sandusky Had Access to Vulnerable Kids Via Charity (Associated Press, Nov. 12, 2011)
  6. ^ Ganim, Sara, "Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football staffer, subject of grand jury investigation", Patriot-News, March 31, 2011 8:00/8:20 am. Via Shinal, John, "Joe Paterno botched the biggest play of his life", MarketWatch, Nov. 12, 2011, 2:54 pm EST; JShinal comment, comment p. 5 reply to Insightfool c. 2 pm 11/13. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  7. ^ Santorum honored accused PSU Coach as "angel" (Philadelphia Inquirer, November 9, 2011)
  8. ^ Shorr-Parks, Eliot, "Andy Reid, Dick Vermeil on Honorary Board for Sandusky Organization", Yard Barker blog; "with on MSN" upper right in page logo; 11/10/2011. List reproduced at site not dated. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  9. ^ Ferran, Lee, and Emily Stanitz, "Celebrities Unaware of Sandusky Charity Board Membership", ABC News The Blotter blog, Nov. 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  10. ^ Second Mile workers being laid off
  11. ^
  12. ^ Penn State assistant coach: 'I did the right thing' (MSNBC, 11/14/11)
  13. ^ "Penn State ex-coach charged with abuse, AD with perjury".  
  14. ^ Scolforo, Mark; Armas, Genaro (June 22, 2012). "Ex-Penn St. assistant Sandusky convicted of abuse". Associated Press. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ Drape, Joe (June 22, 2012). "Sandusky Convicted of Sexually Abusing Boys". The New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ Viera, Mark and Jo Becker (November 14, 2011). "Ex-Coach Denies Charges Amid New Accusations". The New York Times. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  17. ^ "A statement from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (11/10/2011)" (Press release).  
  18. ^ "President Of Charity Linked To Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Resigns". Fox News. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  19. ^ Charity Founded by Sandusky Plans to Fold (New York Times, November 18, 2011)
  20. ^ Milton, Pat (23 November 2011). "Alleged victim files suit against The Second Mile charity". CBS News. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  21. ^ Associated Press (28 November 2011). "Sandusky's Second Mile charity: Donate elsewhere". CBS News. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  22. ^ Lisee, Chris (June 19, 2012). Sandusky charity transfers $2 million to Christian group. Washington Post

External links

  • Official website
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