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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dia Art Foundation - Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty Links

This is an amazing site and have just begun to look into who Robert Smithson was:
This foundation needs your support.
But question their salaries before you give, see comment from a friend....
mary


Dia Art Foundation - Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty Links

1 comment:

  1. From my friend Julie:
    Julie wrote: "Mary, since I joined http://www.facebook.com/l/2546d;guidestar.org (provide information on non-profit orgs) I have become very skeptical of people asking for donations. I looked up the IRS form 990 for Dia & discovered the following: Their approx annual income via donations & grants is $5million. The amount they pay themselves in salaries is $4.5 Million (the top 5 paid people collect over $1.1 Million!!). They gave ONE grant, to ONE like organization for $132,000. That's it. So many non-profit orgs have become tax shelters & scams and in my opinion, this is one of them... On a positive note, they do maintain some cool artwork, but in reviewing their IRS form 990 salary info, travel expenses & grants they provide I would never donate to this org. I'm keeping my money local & direct giving."

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