Arts Footnote: The President of a Major Seattle Arts-Fund Nonprofit Is a Hard-Core Republican
posted by July 21 at 15:58 PMon
In the course of researching my column this week—an elaboration of this Slog post about PONCHO’s director getting canned—I found out that Janet True, president of the board at PONCHO, is a serious W. fan.
According to the Federal Elections Commission, True has donated over $30,000 to Republican campaigns—and $0 to Democratic campaigns—in the last four years. Recent recipients of her largesse include: Bush/Cheney, Mike Huckabee, Dave Reichert, Mike McGavick, and others.
Top recipients of PONCHO’s largesse: Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the Rep, Intiman, etc.
Not that Republicans can’t do right by the arts. But it is a little surprising that the president of one of the most influential arts-funding boards in the city is a Bush supporter.
“Well, yes, I am a Republican,” True said when I asked her about the donations. “But the rest of my family more than makes up for it for the other side.”