Fun with Funds: The Dawning of a New Year
Written by Bwog Staff
ABC has just released a spreadsheet of 2008-2009’s club allocations. (As you might remember, ABC released their 2007-2008 allocations/debt spreadsheet in February, prompting SGB to do the same and creating a minor brouhaha in the process.) So onto the compare-contrast:
The most noticeable budgetary increase is that of Bacchanal and Special Events, which received just $18,000 in initial allocations for 2007-2008 but this year was awarded an envious $75,739. (Here’s hoping — er, demanding? — tickets for next Spring Concert will be free.) Most groups, including the Black Students Organization ($6,229), the Blue and White ($12,075), Helvidius ($5,500) Clefthangers ($1,115), and The Fed ($4,075), among others, received similar allocations to those of last year.
The Society of Automotive Engineers’ allocation shrank from $8,669 to $7,997 — maybe ABC wasn’t as impressed with their homemade car as Bwog was? Philo saw an increase of about $300, up to $1,875 from last year’s $1,510. Varsity Show’s budget remains a mystery shrouded in an enigma, as do those of heritage months.
For your own investigative purposes, last year’s allocations are here and this year’s are here. (Though keep in mind, many of the clubs are recognized by both ABC and SGA and receive dual funding.) And for all the ABC news and updates you’d ever want, visit their new-ish blog.