Update: Since this article was originally published, the trustee in the bankruptcy proceedings of Architecture for Humanity has dismissed Kate Stohr (in January 2017) and three members of the board of directors (Niama Jacobs, Taylor Milsal, and Cliff Curry in August 2016) from the suit mentioned below.
This article was originally published on Lance Hosey's Huffington Post blog as "A Darker Shade of Green."
Last week, Architectural Record reported that Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the nonprofit founded in 1999 to address humanitarian crises through building, is being sued for mismanagement of funds. On June 10th, a court-appointed trustee filed a complaint alleging that the co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, and the ten-person board of directors acted with gross negligence by shirking their fiduciary duties from 2012 through 2014. The specific charges relate to misusing charitable donations earmarked for specific purposes. This is the latest in a string controversies, beginning with the co-founders departing in 2013 and the organization declaring bankruptcy last year.