Santa Fe City Councilor Matt Ortiz gave SFR a look at a binder showing the expenses and revenues of Santa Fe 400th Anniversary, Inc, the largely public-funded non-profit organization that's staging events for the celebration. In SFR's earlier reporting on the anniversary budget
, 400th Executive Director Libby Dover declined to share such details
. But now that the non-profit, aka "the committee," is asking the city for another $750,000—see the New Mex story today
—they didn't have much choice but to open their books.
Dover makes $10,000 a month!
The other five employees average $4,000 a month. Not bad considering the local average.
Salaries aside, it's a pretty bare-bones operation
The chair of the committee (Maurice Bonal) has his own office at $300 a month. For what
? Meeting with all those corporate sponsors they don't have?
Whoever manages the committee's decent-looking but content-free website
(the registered administrative and technical contact is Bonal) is pulling $2,100 a month
. Hmm... (Their graphic designer has a pretty good gig, too.)
The committee expects to bring in under $200,000
in revenue from events.
One more after the cut.