The Woodruff Arts Center, which hosts and string-pulls the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is starting to feel the heat.
The WAC recently sold a piece of property for around two million dollars. But instead of responsibly applying the windfall towards repairing the orchestra’s finances, Virginia Hepner,WAC’s president and CEO, donated the cash to an organization called the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA).
The big-hearted Hepner (pictured) was a board member of this body before she was made prez of WAC. She did not disclose that link when making the inexplicable donation to a board of her old pals.
The musicians are fuming. They say:
If the President of the Woodruff Arts Center can be allowed to steer such significant donations to honor her former business associations, one must question to what degree Woodruff Arts Center executives are able to steer business, favors, and funding to corporations in which they have a personal stake.