Carnegie raising money for NY Philharmonic
Andrew Carnegie, whose wife loved classical music, made up the annual deficit of the New York Philharmonic Society. One year, at a meeting of the directors, he suggested the responsibility should not be his alone. You raise half the deficit and I will give you the remaining half.” Later the directors informed him his condition had been met. Pleased by the news. He said, “I told you the money could be easily raised. Where did you get it?” They replied, “From Mrs. Carnegie.” (Source Unknown).