Philanthropy

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    Charlotte Arts and Science Council still adjusting to reality

    Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The tax would have raised $50 million each year for the county, with $22.5 million going to the ASC, whose budget is currently $15.5 million. If the tax hike…
    Joseph Coletti, June 19, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 pandemic already has injected an unexpected element into North Carolina’s 2020 elections. Now the looting and riots linked to recent protests in the Tar Heel State could affect elections as well. Rick Henderson analyzes the potential impact for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    Richer people really do give more

    A new working paper finds that people with more income and more wealth really do give more money away. A summary of the paper in the Economist notes The researchers found that wealthier people donate less to causes affiliated with religion and more to arts and educational ones. The…
    Joseph Coletti, May 11, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on charities. The Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of constitutional safeguards during an emergency.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
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    Mecklenburg ASC’s future with no sales tax bailout

    Mecklenburg voters soundly rejected a proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike in November. The $50 million tax hike to bail out the Arts & Science Council would have delivered $22.5 million per year to the Arts and Science Council, $17 million to parks and greenways; $8 million to education; and $2.5…
    Joseph Coletti, January 17, 2020
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    Needed: personal community and role models

    David French, who joined Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes to create the recently launched Dispatch is ” convinced that the more we politicize the crisis [in community] rather than personalize it and spiritualize it, the more we’ll miss the mark.” “A functioning community doesn’t just provide love and resources,” French…
    Joseph Coletti, January 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s in our nature to give.
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019