From the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News . . .

Cincinnati’s top-ranked fund provides a model to arts communities

In a survey of united arts funds conducted by Americans for the Arts, Cincinnati’s Fine Arts Fund ranks number 1. Why? The strengths of tradition and corporate support. Also notable is that Cincinnati’s program doesn’t tolerate budget deficits. “Our donors and the corporations that welcome us into their workplaces expect us to make sure these organizations operate in a financially secure manner,” says the fund’s director. “Those that don’t get some “tough love,” she said. They get smaller checks.”