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Thread #64270 Message #1051383
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Nov-03 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: NPR: You want fries with that pledge?
Subject: RE: BS: NPR: You want fries with that pledge?
There are layers of cash available for distribution when a large corporation and a rich individual or family are involved. The corporation gets some excellent tax breaks when they give away cash through a corporate giving program. There is, as was mentioned, the Ronald McDonald House. This seems to be their exclusive avenue for corporate dontations.
The wages, profits, golden parachutes, all sorts of things, plus the revenue from stocks held or the sale of stocks can be used for wild excess or can be used to do some good. I look at this like a McArthur grant for a genious corporation--public radio. It doesn't hurt to support and reward excellence. You can always make a Dickensian arguement about the poor, and you can pour money down all sorts of black holes, or maybe you can continue to educate and motivate through public radio. In my opinion, the cash will be well spent.