[Most weeks of most years, the Swans are half-famous and half-anonymous in Sydney, and it suits them. This week, they were suddenly exposed.] I'm sick of seeing my face in the papers and on TV, ... After all, I didn't murder anyone.
I would rather have as my patron a host of anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book or a magazine than a small body of enlightened and responsible men administering public funds. I would rather chance my personal vision of truth striking home here and there in the chaos of publication that exists than attempt to filter it through a few sets of official, honorably public-spirited scruples.
The donor simply stated that they wanted to 'create some momentum' in the Mesa Symphony's fund-raising efforts. The anonymous donor's gift is not attached to a particular program, although the donors helping to match the anonymous donor gift with matching funds can be donor specific.