Giant Food stores curb Salvation Army bell-ringers
The Salvation Army in the Washington, D.C., area have seen donations to its year-end bell-ringing drive fall 15 percent from last year in the first two weeks, thanks to the troubled economy and a new limit on ringing outside Giant Food stores, The New York Times reported Dec. 6 (see Salvation Army story).
Corporate giving to arts drops
new report finds corporate giving to the arts fell broadly from 2006 to 2009, declining to 28 percent from 43 percent of 600 businesses surveyed, Bloomberg reported Dec. 7 (see business arts support story).
Indianapolis Symphony reports near-record deficit
The Indiana Symphony Society reported a near-record deficit of $2.7 million on its $25.8 million budget for fiscal 2010, and the CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony says the bleeding will continue, The Indianapolis Business Journal reported Dec. 6 (see Indianapolis Symphony story).