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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

Republican couple says they can't afford to pay $5 million pledge to KC Art Institute

Larry and Kristina Dodge, a southern California couple living (for now) in a mansion on the Pacific Ocean, are facing hard times and can no longer honor the $5 million pledge they made to the Kansas City Art Institute.

Or, in the art institute’s view, they’re a couple of deadbeats.

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The Dodges’ generosity also extended to politics. The Center for Investigative Reporting ranked them No. 9 on a list of top “California rainmakers” for having given more than $6.8 million to the California Republican Party and various candidates between 2001 and 2008.

In 2010 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reappointed Kristina Dodge to the Orange County Fair Board of Directors, a post she still retains, according to its website.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/24/3933325/art-institute-sues-over-donations.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Republican couple says they can't afford to pay $5 million pledge to KC Art Institute (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #4
HangOnKids Nov 2012 #3
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #5
KansDem Nov 2012 #9
onethatcares Nov 2012 #6
aquart Nov 2012 #7
onethatcares Nov 2012 #8
Iggo Nov 2012 #10
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #11
Iggo Nov 2012 #12

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. off to prison with them

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. Question ...

Is it really philantrophy when you give an institution money and they name a building after you?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. I've wondered that as well.

This case is really odd. They don't even live in KC anymore.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

3. They are aptly named Dodge

"RAINMAKERS" oh shit that is just too funny

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. I saw this coming a mile away.

There are a lot of people who make a living working for charitable institutions. I bet they voted Republican because they knew how much harder it would get.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:03 PM

9. "I bet they voted Republican..."

From the article:

The Dodges’ generosity also extended to politics. The Center for Investigative Reporting ranked them No. 9 on a list of top “California rainmakers” for having given more than $6.8 million to the California Republican Party and various candidates between 2001 and 2008.


$6.8 million would have covered their pledge...

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. maybe they got their t shirts and

decided they didn't like the logo or sumpin

Is that like getting the Peter/Paul/Mary album and then stiffing PBS?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:10 PM

7. You do not get the album till they cash the check.

Do you think they're fools?

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Response to aquart (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

8. well,

if they're republicans, what else could they be?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:05 PM

10. I can't afford it, either.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:05 PM

11. Did you make a pledge?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:43 PM

12. Of course not...

...because I can't afford it.

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