The Met refuses a donation
February 16, 2015 by norman lebrecht
From one of our correspondents:
I just got a fundraising call from the Met Opera. They had some sort of matching grant and were selling memberships to the Met Opera Guild, minimum membership level of $75. I said I couldn’t do that today but I’d be happy to donate $25. Embarrassed, he said “Sorry we can’t accept donations on that level. Thank you and have a good day.” I stopped the guy and said “You are refusing to take a donation?” and the guy simply said “I’m not in charge. Goodbye.”
Can that really be policy?
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