Mar 11, 2008

Words From a Willing Donor

You've got to love today's quote from Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, commenting on how he came to pledge $100 million to the New York Public Library:

"They said, 'We'd like you to be the lead gift and give us $100 million and we'd like to rename the main branch after you... I said, 'That sounds pretty good.'"

NY Public LIbrary And you thought asking for major gifts was going to be hard! For more on the story, see "A $100 Million Donation to the N.Y. Public Library," by Robin Pogrebin in the Tuesday, March 11th edition of The New York Times.