In his newest gig, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Drew Morrison, uses his personal hard-luck story to call attention that he is now taking “donations”. Will the crocodile tears lure the prey closer to the water’s edge?
Describing himself as a “Former Lost Soul” Drew Morrison seems to be going for the heart strings as he primes the reader on his latest venture SUIT SUPPORT. We want to venture closer to the water’s edge as he continues. (See UPDATE Below).
“Then one day,” he laments, “I lost everything. I was homeless, jobless and people I thought were my friends were suddenly throwing stones at me.” “Then one day,” he laments, “I lost everything. I was homeless, jobless and people I thought were my friends were suddenly throwing stones at me.” Is Drew Morrison regretting his spiral downward from Entrepreneur Extraordinaire to Couch Surfer, carrying his company and investors into the Tar pit with him?
We are intrigued. Why would anyone would want to “throw stones” at this charming, benevolent little man? We step closer to the water’s edge.
But with the first sniff test, we are reminded of Drew Morrison’s own Rap Sheet. Instinctively, we check our advance.
But Drew Morrison explains how he plans to parlay his love of men’s fashion and deal-making into his own “personal cause to do better” by helping low income men, women and college grads get into the workforce through professional styling and tailoring.
Should one continue to doubt he may have his heart in the right place, Drew Morrison quickly points out his own accolades–such as having “raised thousands for Charities”. Oddly, this seems almost an admission to allegations by several Seattle Charities how he used their namesake and brands to increase ticket sales and event attendance for his now defunct company, CityGuru—money these charities never received.
Appealing to our softer side, Drew Morrison goes onto pitch his Suit Support: “This isn’t a foundation or a company; just my personal cause….everything is donated”. Heck, the Do-Gooder even invites us all to lend him a helping hand. “If you want to tailor, style or help volunteer fill out the form below” invites Morrison. “I can use the help”.
Perhaps we have judged Drew Morrison a bit harshly. But, then, many of us have been mauled by Crocs with weepy eyes before and we can’t resist asking a few pointed questions of Drew Morrison’s real intent here.
While Drew Morrison claims his gig is “not a foundation or a company”….he IS soliciting “donations”. Does this signal that Drew Morrison is “back in business” just as it was predicted he would be in his Investor Score Card? We hear the distant echo of the Terminator’s infamous line: “I’ll be back!”
Drew Morrison’s new mission is to help folks to dress for entering the workforce, but we must ask if any of these “donations” will be used to help to restore Drew Morrison’s own lifestyle or damaged reputation? After all, record keeping is not a practice he uses in business, be it for profit or non-profit.
If so, is he not concerned that he might—again—attract the attention of the same government agencies who previously investigated his rather… dubious…business practices?
And speaking of lifestyle….we can’t but wonder if Drew Morrison is “donating” pieces of his own haute-fashion suits and tuxedoes to his own cause? After all, he was arguably once one of the best dressed men in Seattle; dressed in his finest by his own investors. Surely he has no use for these fashions now that he seems to be on skid-row as he claims.
But, this is about human charity. Regardless of his intentions, we must applaud Drew Morrison for his attention to helping low income men, women and college grads in their search for gainful employment.
Rather than attempt to “style” these folks in an image that would only reflect Drew Morrison’s own image and tastes, we would suggest he can serve them better if he focused on helping them to locate and land gainful employment. After all, find the Job—and the Suit will follow. With his talent as pitchman, Drew Morrison might excel in an honest job such as employment recruiter and career coach while helping countless numbers of people!
Finally, we wish to remind one and all that there is no need to venture to the water’s edge if you are in the least bit cautious. You do not need a “broker” to go between you and the Charity of your choice. There are numerous (and registered) charities and non-profits that are worthy of your donations in service, funds or assets.
For starters, may we recommend a few Charities/Non-Profits whom are reputable and can ensure you that your donations will go to work immediately for the intended recipients? We are sure even Drew Morrison would give his nod of approval. Please consider:
- MARY’ S PLACE
- SUSAN G. KOMEN Foundation
- HOMEWARD PET ADOPTION CENTER
- INSIRE YOUTH
- PINK GENE FOUNDATION.
UPDATE TO ARTICLE, JULY 2016
Within days after this article “Drew Morrison: Crocodile Tears” was published, Morrison’s website SuitSupport.com(**) was deactivated. Reason for the closing of the website is not known. Previous Morrison websites have also been deactivated by their creator shortly after the publishing of a related The CityGuru Investor stories. Such was the case of CityGuruSupportsPurple.com designed to collect donations using the namesake of a reputable Charity. Like SupportSuit.com it was shut down shortly after it was revealed the intended Charity did not sanction the website or the soliciting of donations in its namesake--nor did it receive any donations that were collected on the website.
Readers are cautioned to offer donations of gifts, possessions, servicer—and particularly cash—Only to Charities & Nonprofits registered as 501(C) organizations as recognized by the IRS tax code.
(**)Screenshots of the website are available upon request, CityGuruInvestor@Yahoo.com CityGuruInvestor@Yahoo.com
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I am sure you weren’t thinking when you suggested that perhaps Drew Morrison might pursue career coaching as his new line of work. As a certified Career Coach, I can assure you our services are state certified and our program instills work ethics, social responsibility and taking responsibility for one’s own career path. Having this guy coaching corporate careers would be like asking the Fox to create and set up a security system for the Hen House! Shame on you for even suggesting it!!
No offense intended. Please accept our apologizes if it sounded as if we were suggesting that Drew Morrison might even qualify as a professional Career Coach given his own background and Business style.
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You gotta hand it to Drew Morrison. He’s living the charmed life. Anyone else (like you and me) would by now be arrested, legs broken, or tarred-and-feathered for the crap he continues to pull! Love your comparison to Arnie’s Terminator character when he’s at the cop station and says: “I’ll be back”. Drew Morrison is proving that he isn’t going anywhere–and worse for us–there’s no stopping him.
Rather than taking donations for his own “personal cause” perhaps Drew Morrison should consider paying the donations he pocketed in the name of our organization and others! Better yet since he seems to be spending a lot of time on the couch, perhaps he can start fund-raising for many needy (and legitimate) causes (of course, we will handle the donations directly). That’s the least he could do after getting away with the “thousands of dollars” he claims he raised for Charities.
Ruth, please note the names of certain Seattle Charities/Non-Profits listed at the bottom of the article. Hopefully, your organization is listed; if not we will be happy to add.
Interesting, Drew is going to help people in their quest for a job and he is unemployed for many years and has a mountain of legal problems and debt. Oh yea, trust Drew to help you into his situation. Of course, you can donate to Drew and continue to support his lifestyle. I don’t see this latest Drew program as a plea to go soft on him. I see this as yet another scam to take money from people claiming it is for someone else/charity, etc.
OMG! My heart goes out to Drew Morrison!
He has to dodge the long arm of the Law–and the greedy Tax Man,
His investors’ money has dried up along with his Playboy lifestyle,
He has barely escaped broken legs from the dozens of people he has scammed money from,
He has to resort to false names to avoid detection,
His friends are fed up with having to feed him, loan credit cards to, and letting hims sleep on their couches,
And it’s getting harder to perusade the Little People with honest jobs to let him “invest” their IRAs,
Why don’t you people leave him alone and let him sleep late every morning?
BOO HOO! Poor, poor Drew Morrison!
Confucius say: Throwing chicken carcasses in your swimming pool only invites crocodile to enter.
Uh…..Okay….thank you for that Confucius. We certainly don’t want crocodiles in our swimming pools do we?
Were you, by any chance, the dude on the Animal Channel that was performing tricks for the tourists such as sticking your head inside an alligator’s mouth…?
Wow, the suitsupport.com site is down!? Go figure. Morrison usually runs whatever he is doing for a couple of years before folding with no accounting or explanation. This is a new record for Morrison to fail. Usually he takes a couple of years to fail and no one, other than Morrison, is ever paid.
Heard he has a hearing coming up on July 22 at 9:00 in the King County Court house. Not sure which judge. The hearing was suppose to take place last week but got moved, or so I was told. Should be fun. Morrison in front of a judge and under oath. Also heard they are tying to put him in jail. A good place for Morrison. Maybe he can make the orange jump suit a fashion statement with the right accessories. Morrison did his thing trying to be all tough and the like with MMA training. He is in okay shape, but he lacks the mind set, endurance or drive to be anything other than a wanna be and poser. We laughed behind his back at his pandering and trying to be a tough guy and one of us. When he figured out he could not con us, he moved on. Most of us saw him for what he was, and not what he pretended to be. Feel sorry for those that lost money to this guy. I have been following this guy in the news and blogs. His pitch and stories of success were BS and I knew it. (If he was so damn wealthy and successful why the hell was he hitting us up to invest?) The guy has an ego and takes advantage of those that trust. Hard to believe he is still around or not in jail. Maybe this is just a matter of time.
Dear Doubting Drew,
Thank you for the comment. Until now we were not aware of his MMA training and from your character assessment of him it sounds as if you guys got to know the same Drew Morrison we were acquainted with.
We have heard the same thing regarding his upcoming hearing–and yes, we have heard he may be wearing Orange, but then he is a very fashionable guy and we have been told this year’s fashion is” “Orange is the New Black”.
You were very fortunate not to have invest–of made DONATIONS–to any of his causes.
Did you know that Drew Morrison’s website, SupportSuit.com has been closed down? He must know you’re on his trail again.
Yes, we just heard today. If we were to guess: Drew Morrison is not shutting it down because of us…he may have had a call from one of the Government Agencies who has been investigating his “business” activities. We just don’t know what is going on in Drew’s thinking.
AJP, we have seen your comment posts before. We have reason to believe you may have had your own investing experiences with Drew Morrison. May we invite you to submit your own article for The CityGuru Investor?
Let’s talk: email us at CityGuruInvestor@yahoo.com