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The Met Gets a $30 Million Gift

The Metropolitan Opera is projecting a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal year, so imagine the excitement at Lincoln Center philanthropist Ann Ziff deciding to hand over a $30 million gift. Perhaps you shouldn't get too excited, though: This is the largest gift from an individual donor in the Met's history, but "it's still not enough to save us," says general manager Peter Gelb. [NYT]

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera