the m p w c Foundation, inc.
Due to the emotionally traumatic events that are described in Note #1 below, you, the readers of this page, are invited to be involved in the final outcome of just how much of the Foundation's (currently us$6,063,000 as of December 31, 2018) endowment remains in the USA as opposed to how much of this endowment gets transferred for use (as originally planned by the Founder way back in 1996) by the children and women in San Miguel. More about your (the reader's) involvement is explained in note #1, way down below. 2018 Note: The Founder apologizes further by now acknowledging that he is no longer physically able to constantly and immediately continually amend much of this page (indeed, much of this website) so merely "patching the website" is beginning to physically appear evident to any reader. Hopefully, most or even all of the information itself will be correct and up-to-date, but we can no longer guarantee that, although we will try to do our best). I/we are sorry.
Definition: "Allocations" means that these are the results of the Founder's latest decisions regarding final distributions of MPWCFoundation funds just prior to the Foundation's dissolution.
As of today (meaning, what you are reading is currently the LATEST allocation), this page contains our closest to final allocations for all of the Foundation's funds. This, then, is how the Founder (unless he has miraculously been been informed of events which will enable him to change these allocations some time before he takes his final oxygen-starved breath) instructs the MPWCF Trustees to distribute the Foundation's Endowment Funds:
For your information, this page has been reviewed and the latest calculation of the Founder's estate's bequest to the Foundation is now conservatively estimated to be us$6,063,000 as calculated on December 31, 2018 (as opposed to the below table which uses a much earlier estimate of us$4,000,000 to merely illustrate an "example" of the final distributions). See also "notes (10) and (11)" below
The below 5-column table assumes that the Foundation's endowment funds will amount to us$4,000,000. If that ends up being the correct final amount, each grantee, or grantee category, will receive payments totaling whatever is shown below at the time of our dissolution (note, obviously the us$4,000,000 used as an example below must be adjusted to whatever the final amount actually is -- see a MORE RECENT estimate in the paragraph immediately above this).
(1) I am hugely saddened to have to finally accept my complete failure regarding my current inability to be able (legally, within the corporation's original year 2002 restrictions) to authorize the MPWCF to legally pay out the entire 100% of my estate's bequest to San Miguel charities. According to varying previously publicly announced restrictions, I am required by USA and Texas tax laws - the MPWCF is incorporated in Texas - to instead pay a great portion of that bequest to similarly qualified charities with similar missions but located in the USA. I have accomplished many things in my lifetime but the original goals of this Foundation were the proudest of what I had hoped to be my last accomplishment and final legacy and that is obviously now not going to happen quite the way as I had planned). The reasons for my failure are complicated, but a major. even predominant, portion of the problems stem from the huge and unexpected damages caused to this Foundation by a local woman employed by me to aid me in my declining years. Had my plan for my successor, this local woman, worked out, or if the quality of my present life had not been undeservedly adversely compromised by the severe consequences of this woman's actions, I had hoped to spend more of my last years' time on earth in authorizing even more local grants or in the absence of that, initiate more local projects, among which possibilities were the loans to women (microloans: credit to start small businesses working out of their homes) project, or the possibilities of the MPWCF financing various projects in the many poorer colonias such as projects to provide free or inexpensive potable water, or giving seminars on how to plan, start and run small businesses and/or teach the elements of "low investment required" entrepreneurism, or to provide more available local healthcare, or to teach local people how to set up a functional and growing barter system which would help build a better economy in both the many colonias or even here in town, and/or so many other needed projects. Once again, I accept the failure as my own (if only because of the poor judgment I made in completely trusting this woman with both my remaining life and the then expected perpetual life of the Foundation itself). The ironic part of this is that this same woman, herself, was responsible for some parts of the protective restriction ideas and even the most significant part of the actual wording of the restrictions and penalties for harming me that made their way into both my estate's legal documents and then onto this Foundation's website. When she and I originally discussed this potential problem way back in the Foundation's earliest years. circa 2001, she even came up with the phrase in her own words which I quote here, "locate and punish any impatient souls who might wish to profit by, ahem, speeding up nature’s own methods". Who would have thought, way back around 2001, that a person that I originally thought to be ultra-virtuous, ultra-honest, ultra-trustworthy, and ultra-capable, was going to be that one person who, by her own misdeeds and defaults under our written legal contract, set in motion the consequences that resulted in this horrendous situation and the resulting consequences where she was herself the impatient soul who both profited by and was the one who speeded up nature's own methods? How emotionally drowned in irony is that? How physically drowned (in irony or otherwise) was I ?????
You can read more about these governing restrictions at founders will (see "d-restrictions on the use of the endowment bequeathed to the Foundation") wherein the long-standing requirements for both transparency and continuity were ignored for too long by both too many potential as well as then-current grantees but then, even more importantly, that problem was further and more grossly compounded by the actions described immediately above which also triggered still other additional restrictions described in the founders will (see "a-the unnatural death of, or damage to, the Founder of this Foundation"). This latter provision covered the damages caused by the "local woman" who was specifically hired to aid the Founder in his diminishing ability to continually instruct the Grantees in productive ways on how they could best implement the Transparency and Continuity requirements of the MPWCF whenever they seemed to find difficulties.
At the date of this writing, I have so far still been able to keep and exceed all of the rest of my original pre-death promises. The entire bequest to the MPWCFoundation (see funding -- us$6,063,000 or more as of December 31, 2018) greatly exceeds my original historical intentions which were only us$500,000 at first. However, because of the actions of that local woman (who had already been well-paid to guide the various grantees and aid them in retaining access to the endowment), the funds are (now, still prior to my death) in great danger of being almost entirely re-directed away from San Miguel and remain instead in the USA where they will be paid instead to similar charitable organizations, the opposite of my original local intent. Sad, because this woman had sworn, prior to our Agreement to do this, swore how deeply committed she was to this effort, and swore how proud she was that I had selected her to do it.
All of that notwithstanding, this woman resisted every attempt I made (between March 2012 and today) at conciliation and avoided offering any reconciliation of her own even though it was she who had already received all of the monetary and other benefits of our Agreement and yet paid little attention to any of her own remaining obligations under that Agreement. She continues still to the day of this writing to ignore all of the evidence and even her own declarations of original intent (see the many emails we exchanged and even my public requests to pressure her to air (or tell) her side of the story).
What can YOU do to help keep the us$4,000,000 or more in San Miguel? Well, it is too late for that woman to provide me with the healthcare that would extend my life or would have not decreased the quality of my then remaining life, and certainly it is now too late to resurrect the lost grantees or the Foundation itself. But remedying any of the other many damages might help still heal some of those damages. I have long since ceased to hope that "that woman" would take belated actions to remedy the damages that she caused, but the impoverished women and children of San Miguel still desperately need the monies that were also taken from them by the consequences of her actions. Should anyone succeed in pressuring that woman to own up to her responsibilities, some sort of mediated solution may still be possible as long as I remain mentally alert and able to agree to it. Anyone who thinks they can help us should also read the other_projects webpage for more details on how any such people will be rewarded for this desperately needed help.
Therefore, in conjunction with "Category C" above, the net amount of "all monies recovered" from Andy Blair in the efforts described in these paragraphs will be distributed to Category C Grantees as follows. The calculation of "all monies recovered" is the amount of cash paid by Andy Blair in accordance with the decisions of a Mexican court and/or as a result of efforts provided by individuals as described above. This amount would be "net" of any reimbursements of monies paid out in either legal fees and expenses or other collection efforts. That net amount would be placed in an escrow pool maintained by someone independent of me and paid out to SMA Grantees based upon the following criteria. Each such San Miguel organization specified above is eligible and would be asked to submit their latest years of Financial Statements ("transparency") as well as any continuity documents they then possessed. The Executor would review such documents and decide. on a comparative basis, how much of the escrow pool is to be paid to each individual organization, the total of of all such payments to be not less than 100% of the aforementioned escrow pool.
(2) the above table DOES NOT INCLUDE any OTHER additional monies (funds, stocks, etc.) that are also to be (or have already been) separately allocated to, or distributed to, Rider and/or ACLUF in accordance with the separate Clause #5 of Schedule B of the Michael Wein Trust Agreement. The funds in the above table are, therefore, IN ADDITION to any bequests distributed under said Clause #5.
(3) If any of the USA organizations are no longer in existence (or just not locatable by the Executors), the endowment grants should be given instead to any comparable USA (preferably New York City or NYC area) organization that provides food for the hungry, and/or housing for the needy, and/or represents women's interests. etc., etc., etc.
(4) at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the Founder's Trust (also known as his Executors), these remaining endowment funds may be paid to any of the Grantees listed on the Our grantees webpage. However, we ask that his judgment take into consideration which of the local grantees most realistically is currently pursuing the greatest transparency and best efforts at continuity NOW. See also the last paragraph of note (1) above for more insight into what the Executors are to consider.
(5) the column "original maximum possible %" discloses the maximum percentage each San Miguel Grantee might have been allocated IF they had come anywhere near being close to complying with our original requirements (all of which each grantee had repeatedly over the years agreed to previously) for transparency and/or continuity. In the absence of such compliance, the "Founder's latest decision" is what he currently (or after his death) authorizes for each Grantee's share of our Funds. We have cajoled, threatened, explained, begged, and otherwise given every PAST and present grantee huge latitude in complying but while most of them agreed wholeheartedly to the above concepts, they have all, in important ways, resisted and resisted its execution, coming up with excuse after excuse. And over the years we continued to compromise our demands. But now, in 2014, after a minimum of (and in some cases, much more than) 9 years of trying, the Founder issued the (see Correspondence for the two 2012 informational) instructions that have led to (over the intervening years) the current differences in percentages between those two columns. Do remember that the problems lie not in any Grantee's mission but rather in their intentionally or unintentionally hiding something quite important of what is going on in their organizations (i.e., required transparency is lacking) as well as in their lack of complete provisions for attaining organizational continuity. In this latter case, we ask why would any organization operating in a community where their volunteers are so much more likely to die or otherwise disappear unexpectedly NOT provide for educated and informed continuity of operations? So, we feel completely justified and comfortable in re-directing funds from these SMA organizations to those of better-run, more transparent, and thusly more stable, USA organizations doing the same type of work for almost identically needy people. In summary, and in the absence of fulfillment of our long known transparency and continuity requirements, we feel it would be foolish, no, actually stupid, for us to just hand out us$4,000,000 or probably more without receiving greater assurances about how this vast amount of money that the Founder spent so much of his life in acquiring was to be both controlled and then used by these local organizations.
(6) the provide-info webpage is no longer applicable
see the other_projects
webpage for more details; however, with the great passage of time, this may now
be no longer applicable.
(8) (note: this #8 is probably no
longer applicable based upon
current and potential future Foundation
Founder has left a proposed form letter (possibly usable,
if necessary, for when the Foundation
dissolves, which together with the final
payments to the San Miguel organizations, summarizes the on-going terms and instructions for
the continued handling of the securities and funds
that make up this dissolution payment which is
intended to be each such
organization's "endowment". A copy
of the proposed letter is on the asset
distribution webpage. This letter is
ONLY to be used IF securities (rather than only cash)
is distributed to ANY LOCAL SMA Grantee. IF securities
(rather than only cash) are so distributed, Rider and the
ACLUF will LATER be sent a copy of this signed (as
"terms accepted" by the Grantees)
letter. All of the other grantees on this
receive ONLY a brief transmittal letter with their
cash (only) distribution and they
are to have no future annual obligations of any
sort required of them. (9) see the promises_unkept
webpage for more details (10) regarding the
estimate of the Founder's bequest of us$4,000,000
(and any more current higher estimates, as well as lower
previous estimates found elsewhere on this
website), if interested the reader may
read about prior estimates of (as low as) the
original us$500,000 and all other previous varying estimates of the Founder's bequest on our History
webpage. And, in reading various other
webpages on this MPWCF website, you will note many
older estimates that were accurate at the time of
their writing. These older estimates were
too numerous to continually update and so were
left as historical landmarks on each such page.
(8) (note: this #8 is probably no longer applicable based upon current and potential future Foundation changes). The Founder has left a proposed form letter (possibly usable, if necessary, for when the Foundation dissolves, which together with the final dissolution payments to the San Miguel organizations, summarizes the on-going terms and instructions for the continued handling of the securities and funds that make up this dissolution payment which is intended to be each such organization's "endowment". A copy of the proposed letter is on the asset distribution webpage. This letter is ONLY to be used IF securities (rather than only cash) is distributed to ANY LOCAL SMA Grantee. IF securities (rather than only cash) are so distributed, Rider and the ACLUF will LATER be sent a copy of this signed (as "terms accepted" by the Grantees) letter. All of the other grantees on this page will receive ONLY a brief transmittal letter with their cash (only) distribution and they are to have no future annual obligations of any sort required of them.
(9) see the promises_unkept webpage for more details
(10) regarding the estimate of the Founder's bequest of us$4,000,000 (and any more current higher estimates, as well as lower previous estimates found elsewhere on this website), if interested the reader may read about prior estimates of (as low as) the original us$500,000 and all other previous varying estimates of the Founder's bequest on our History webpage. And, in reading various other webpages on this MPWCF website, you will note many older estimates that were accurate at the time of their writing. These older estimates were too numerous to continually update and so were left as historical landmarks on each such page.However, it is our intention to use this "allocations" page as the location of our LAST, LATEST, and/or MOST CURRENT AT ALL TIMES pre-death and/or post-death estimate of the Founder's instructions for the final distributions by this Foundation to all beneficiaries of the Foundation.
(11) an illustrative spreadsheet has been provided for use by the Executors (and anyone the Executors deem appropriate for seeing such a spreadsheet) that the Founder, Michael Wein, prepared to illustrate how to obtain the results of calculations of the above in a possible (or maybe even "probable") set of circumstances whenever the final allocations may need to be calculated. The original spreadsheet is located on the Founder's main desktop office computer and is in a file called and located at "e:\mydocs\my-death\onMyOwn\calculateAllocations.xls" That spreadsheet (or a re-named copy of the original) is there for the Executor's use.
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