Page Nine: A fundraising challenge or opportunity with the Corcoran?

This is the third episode of “Page Nine,” a web series delving into The Hatchet’s most compelling stories. We’ll interview a Hatchet writer every week to flesh out one of the top stories from our eight-page print edition.

This week, The Hatchet sat down with Colleen Murphy, a Hatchet news editor, who wrote about the uphill climb GW faces to attract donations from the arts community.

“The Corcoran always struggled to bring in fundraising, so the idea that GW will be able to access that means they’re going to have to put in a lot of work,” Murphy said.

But new leadership for a financially faltering institution might present an opportunity for GW to tap into a new donor pool.

“From a lot of my reporting, it sounds like people didn’t feel like the Corcoran was a place where they felt safe giving money before,” Murphy said. “So now knowing that GW has that more stable financial ground […] might make people more comfortable giving.”

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