“We sincerely regret that we did not anticipate the way in which our promotion and compensation decisions in late 2011 and early 2012 would be perceived in late 2014 in light of the conditions that developed for the city and the region as the DIA millage was approved in late 2012 and as the City of Detroit entered bankruptcy in 2013,” Gargaro said.
“We are happy to welcome these prominent community members to our board,” said Eugene A. Gargaro, DIA chairman of the board. “Their dedication to the arts and array of experience and expertise will help us continue to provide great art and educational programs to the community.”
Re-elected members include Jeffrey Antaya, chief marketing officer, Plante & Moran, PLLC; Eleanor Ford, philanthropist; Thomas Sidlik, retired from Chrysler; Ronald Weiser, retired ambassador to Slovakia; and Janis Wetsman, art collector and philanthropist. Marc Schwartz, managing partner in SM/ART Editions, was re-elected to the board after a two-year hiatus.
It would appear, Mr. Orr has learned his place within the U of M cronies.
Wealthy patrons vowed to bankroll a legal fight between the Detroit Institute of Arts and the city before mediators reached a deal to save the city’s art collection, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified Thursday.
Orr testified about behind-the-scenes pressure applied by the DIA and patrons who believed the multi-billion dollar art collection could not be sold and was held in public trust — and explained why the city didn’t hire an auction house tied to a local billionaire. A costly, prolonged legal fight threatened to delay Detroit’s attempt to shed $7 billion in debt and emerge from bankruptcy court.
While not naming names, Orr said patrons vowed to fight any attempts to sell the 60,000-piece collection. Many of Metro Detroit’s leading families, including generations of Fords, have donated art to the internationally renowned museum.
“High-value net worth individuals who have an interest in the (DIA) were motivated and had the wherewithal,” to support a legal fight, Orr testified.
The city believed it could sell pieces of the DIA collection purchased with city funds during the last century.
Mr. Gantert, at MCC exposes more Detroit Institute of Arts deceit and treachery.
Soon after voters approved a three-county $230 million millage for the Detroit Institute of Arts, its top two officers received increases of $58,415 and $98,564 in compensation.
Graham Beal, director of the DIA, saw his total compensation increase from $455,453 in 2012 to $513,868 in 2013, a 12.8 percent increase. In two years, Beal’s total compensation has increased 20 percent from $426,699 in 2011 to the $513,868.
“I believe there is a possibility (albeit a small one) that there could be some state funding made available towards part of the DIA solution,” Weiser told Buckfire in an e-mail Oct. 17 after speaking with Muchmore. He added that he had been helping DIA leadership find sources of money “for a long-term payment plan” since 2007.
Weiser, who is running for a seat on the University of Michigan Board of Regents [snip]
Weiser appears ready to distance himself from Devos funded 'Great Lakes Education Project' and the radical activities of its MAIN MAN.
We can be fair here. I have never had a problem with those from all side airing out their concerns (until it becomes redundant and unnecessary torture) on these pages. In an attempt to set the record straight before next weekend’s main event, Ron Weiser addresses the specific rumors/charges/accusations made against him in an email blast that we reprint in whole below the fold.
In the mean time, lets allow the spirit of his writing put the pressure on those in the MiGOP apparatus who are insane enough to disagree with the esteemed Mr Weiser on some very KEY points. Weiser is clear enough in his letter, so that we know that:
Homosexual marriage is a bad idea Mmk? Ron is quite obviously PRO Traditional marriage, and he is standing up and saying so. If you are PRO Homo (GHEY ‘marriage’) You are a BAD Republican. Obviously.
Common Core is also BAD Mmk? Ron expressly disagrees with his wife, and is willing to endure interesting dinner conversations to stand on his principles. That crazy common core is wrecking our education system and he’ll quarter NONE of it at U of M, and states he would actively oppose it.
GLEP and its Devos funded operator Greg McNeilly supports both of these, and Ron says will no longer be supporting GLEP financially, and has not since 2008. BRAVO! Greg McNeilley, who supports (and participated in) both Ghey ‘Marriage’ and Common Core, promotes the top two items through GLEP and his own personal PUBLIC displays, and THAT is enough for Ron Weiser who opposes GLEP and the Devos hired pop-gun McNeilley and his mechanization within the Republican party. Weiser and McNeilly, and perhaps McNeilly’s paycheck, DeVos by extension, must surely be natural enemies.
We are with you Mr Weiser. You gotta be careful who you hang with.
However, in the future, please feel free to be more direct and name names a little faster Ron. You know who they are, but we had to put the connected dots out there for you. No need to be coy, Mr Regent-to-be.
The letter as promised, in its entirety for full context below.
A frightening hellish reality has been thrust upon us. From the COVID-19 disinformation campaign and subsequent lockdowns to the Black Lives Matter terror uprising and demonization of law enforcement to the third-world style vote rigging in Detroit and other inner-city fraud centers on election night, our current reality is outpacing many of the dark prophecies laid out by the literary greats of the 20th Century about the technological enslavement that was to come.
And it’s all about to get a million times worse. We can all feel it. If there was a time where political unity was desperately needed among Republicans with the burying of internecine squabbles, it would be now, right?
” MICHIGAN (WLUC) – On Wednesday, Jason Roe, executive director of the Michigan Republican Party (MIGOP), resigned under pressure from the grassroots organizers for not being loyal to former President Donald Trump and “The Big Lie.”
The MIGOP says he joins a parade of staff departures which have the left the GOP in turmoil on the watch of Chairman Ron Weiser and Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock.
In April, party activists mounted a campaign to censure and remove Roe because of his comments.