Monday, May 02, 2005

The giving gap: 5/ 1/ 2005

The giving gap: 5/ 1/ 2005: "The giving gap
Donations to SouthCoast charities have fallen

By STEVE URBON, Standard-Times senior correspondent

MIKE VALERI/The Standard-Times
When a prominent manufacturing firm in New Bedford's North End was acquired last year by a West Coast company, Greater New Bedford United Way Executive Director John C. Calnan hoped that the new owner would continue to match employees' contributions to the nonprofit agency.
But not only did it not match those contributions, it barred the door. The United Way wasn't allowed to make its annual appeal to employees, never mind the management. "

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