Friday, November 15, 2013


It takes a whole lot of nerve to send someone with whom you have essentially no personal relationship and about whom you know little to nothing a letter requesting a donation in the "$20,000 to $40,000 range."  Helpfully couched in all-bold letters, of course, to make sure that paragraph in the letter couldn't be overlooked.

No offense, but that is a boatload of money, and the cause in question ain't how I would choose to spend it if I HAD that kind of change just lying around, which I don't.  But I had thought that the man who sent me the letter was clueless before I received it, and the letter simply removed all doubt.

1 comment:

  1. I periodically get letters from the private prep school I attended and am both sickened and amazed at the many, many millions of dollars they raise and feed into a shockingly high endowment. It cracks me up that they'd ask for $25 from me.


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