“What Friends are for“ is a Point of View column in today’s The News & Observer written by David Dubuisson, a 17-year member of the Friends of the Maritime Museum and a member of its board of directors. (Previous posts here, here and here) (North Carolina Maritime Museum)
The column provides the Friends of the Maritime Museum perspective and highlights the challenges engendered in public private partnerships.
Most importantly, it also demonstrates what a dedicated and passionate group of individuals can do to advance a cause in a community. Building a strong cultural institution is a collaborative affair. It requires vision, commitment and hard work from diverse interests, all of which the Friends thankfully seem to have in spades.