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Revenue is up at ACRI

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – After re-organizing a few months ago, The Albany Civil Rights Institute is ahead of schedule in its plan to become self-sufficient.

Revenue is up. The Institute ended March with $48,000 thousand dollars in the bank.

They're working to raise more money through grants and fundraising campaigns. Membership is also up 50 percent this year to 120 members.

"We need to be self sufficient and so ultimately that's why we're going after bigger gifts and grants and getting the word out is important, state wide and regionally," said Lee W. Formwalt, ACRI Executive Director.

Attendance is also on the rise. So far this year 1,600 people have visited the museum, that's a thousand more than this time last year.

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