Friday, February 26, 2016

"The chief fundraiser of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum has confirmed that he no longer works there."

"Love departs after only less than a year on the job.

Love's official title was chief operating office and director of development.

In 2014, the museum’s executive director, Lacy Ward Jr., was fired after less than a year on the job.

It’s a fair question as to why this high-profile turnover is happening and whether it will affect fundraising.

Love’s departure was handled quietly and with terse pronouncements from museum leaders.

“People leave jobs and change jobs every day,” Earl Jones, the museum’s co-founder, said.

...“Bay had decided a long time ago that he wanted to do something different.”

Maybe Love found out Skip and Earl
want to receive income from the property,
which the News and Record has been aware of for years
and never reported

I have two unrelated sources 
who say Skip and Earl intended/intend to take income for rent
once the tax credits are paid off, not that it matters

When he was hired last year, Love said:

"This is an organization worth working for," Love said then. "I'm honored to be a part of it."

Swaine added that he hopes to replace Love with an accountant and take on the fundraising as a focus...

Accountants make great fund raisers...

“No comment is warranted.”
"White elephant

A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness. The term derives from the story that the kings of Siam, now Thailand, were accustomed to make a present of one of these animals to courtiers who had rendered themselves obnoxious, in order to ruin the recipient by the cost of its maintenance.

The Nancy's and friends turned Triad Stage
and the Carolina Theater into white elephants
with a white elephant

In modern usage, it is an object, scheme, business venture, facility, etc., considered without use or value.

...In the West, the term "white elephant" relating to an expensive burden that fails to meet expectations, was popularized following P. T. Barnum's experience with an elephant named Toung Taloung that he billed as the "Sacred White Elephant of Burma". After much effort and great expense, Barnum finally acquired the animal from the King of Siam only to discover that his "white elephant" was actually dirty grey in color with a few pink spots.

The expressions "white elephant" and "gift of a white elephant" came into common use in the middle of the nineteenth century.

The phrase was attached to "white elephant swaps" and "white elephant sales" in the early twentieth century.

Many church bazaars held “white elephant sales” where donors could unload unwanted bric-a-brac, generating profit from the phenomenon that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Many organizational and church fairs still use the term today. In general use a “white elephant” usually refers to an item that’s not useful (decorative) but may be expensive and odd."