This is from Dave:
First, for the record, let me get this out of the way: I have no bitterness toward Charla whatsoever. She was clearly playing a game and she won the full prize fair and square.
Thank you so much for all of your support after the finale aired. My fans have proven to be my true friends. I came to Paradise Hotel with two intentions: to win the game and to make lasting relationships. As you know, I didn't win the game, and sadly I've grown to question the authenticity of some of the relationships I formed at the Hotel. One thing I don't question is the amazing support of the fans.
Many fans in the last 24 hours have tried to give me money. I will not accept any money from fans for myself, nor will I return the money to fans. Instead I am setting up a nonprofit organization and will give 90% of all money received to charity (10% will cover our administrative costs).
My goal is to raise at least $125,000 from my true friends, the fans. I am calling this the Dave Kerpen Friendship Fund. Even if we don't raise the full $125,000, any amount given to a good cause is worth the effort.
Here are a few more details you may need to know. We have set up a PayPal account and our non-profit incorporation application is pending. We will have a P.O. box for check and money order donations as soon as possible.
While I appreciate others raising money for the Dave Kerpen Friendship Fund, I cannot vouch for the validity of donations made through any other channels.
I am researching charitable organizations and will announce 2 to 3 charities to receive the money on Tueesday, October 7th.
Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart,
What a great guy Dave is!!