I am writing in response to a misinformed letter from one Linda Ruscillio in last weeks Bag of Mail. She claims that Chris Jorge our vice president, was employed by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) for writing grants, this is not true. Chris has always been totally dedicated to RAA’s education programs and fully involved in all aspects of any grants, she was never paid as a grant writer yet spent countless voluntary hours in this process. Chris has only been employed on a part time basis as education director through the Board of Ed.’s Project Arts and NYC DYCD’s grant to RAA.
The time and commitment that Chris Jorge has given to the Rockaway Artists Alliance and our public programs far out-weighs any salary she has received. The RAA’s books are a matter of public record.