The ACLU has a funding problem:
A longtime anonymous donor to the American Civil Liberties Union has withdrawn his annual gift of more than $20 million, punching a 25 percent hole in its annual operating budget and forcing cutbacks in operations.
Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the A.C.L.U., acknowledged in a written statement that a “family” had told the organization in September that it could not make its annual gifts, at least for next year.
“This family, that has sought to protect its privacy by arranging its gifts anonymously, notified us last month that due to market conditions it will be unable to make its expected sizable donations of over $20 million,” Mr. Romero said.
Twenty million is a sizable hole in any nonprofit’s budget, so if you have been holding off on renewing your membership, now would be a good time to go give.
Also, as was noted in the comments the other day, if you do donate, you get to tell everyone you are an official “card carrying member of the ACLU,” which is always fun.