Taking the fun out of fundraising

Howard Lake | 11 June 1998 | News

Ken Wyman of Ken Wyman & Associates Inc. reminds us that life can be tough as a fundraiser. He passed on two strange but true stories from News of the Weird.

In November, Oregon State University physics professor John Gardner had a federal grant application rejected, apparently solely because it was not typed double-spaced. (Gardner, himself, is blind; he was applying to work on technology for the disabled.)

And in December, the Georgia Court of Appeals turned down, irrevocably, an appeal by the state in a $2.7 million personal-injury case because the state’s paperwork was submitted in New Times Roman typeface instead of the required Courier.

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