Carnegie Hall Corp.
Rating: 1 stars 1 review
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 881 7th Ave New York NY 10019 USA
Mission: Carnegie Hall was founded in 1891 by Andrew Carnegie to present musical performances of the highest quality.
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Several years ago, I attempted to give money to Carnegie Hall. I consulted Charity Navigator. At that time, the website gave the names and salaries of the 3 highest-paid employees. They were 3 stagehands. They each earned over $300,000 per year. The senior stage hand earned over $400,000. No scenery to move at Carnegie Hall. Some risers, occasionally a piano. These guys have ripped off Carnegie Hall for years, and management is powerless to stop the excesses. A simple picket line, honored by other unions, could shut the hall down. The NY Times has written about this, but no one seems to care. A large percentage of your gift will go to the stagehands. Keep that in mind when you consider a donation.
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