"Friends" of PA Jr. Museum
Original post made by Harriet Wilson, Community Center, on Jul 5, 2006
Thanks for the article on the assorted Friends groups that are intended to support various Palo Alto entities. I've got my fingers crossed that the PA Jr. Museum can recover, now that the recent president of the Friends of the museum has resigned to run for a state office. Why has this non-Palo Altan been allowed to have such an influence on our beloved institution?? [Portion deleted by Palo Alto Online] Thank goodness her desire to privatize the museum and raze the building didn't come to fruition. [Portion deleted by Palo Alto Online] Is there a way that residents can donate directly to the City to support programs we love? These Friends groups _look_ like an easy and appropriate way to channel money, but it's obvious that it doesn't always work the ways it's intended, and it's not clear that the governing members of the Friends groups are held accountable to their donors. H.W.