“Smile” Merger Off

March 6, 2011 at 7:12 PM Leave a comment

The New York Times reports that the proposed merger of rivals Smile Train and Operation Smile is being called off after complaints by many of the former’s donors.

Smile Train donors representing about $82 million in contributions have signed an online petition opposing the merger; its medical advisory board has also unanimously opposed the plan.

“The events that have unfolded since this announcement are shocking, confusing and distracting,” reads a draft of a letter for Smile Train’s donors [who have signed the petition]. “So much so, our board announced today that the merger is off.”

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