By credit card:
Make checks payable to the Contemporary Arts Center, but in the memo line, write dashTHIRTYdash. Mail checks to the Contemporary Arts Center, c/o Nanette R. Saucier, Director of Accounting & Financial Services, 900 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130.
The designation “-30-” has traditionally been added by journalists to the end of their articles to indicate “end of story.” But on June 12, 2012, -30- took on a new meaning in New Orleans. One by one, Times-Picayune staffers used the symbol on Facebook and other social media to simply, yet powerfully signal that they were among the 202 staffers who will lose their jobs as the Pulitzer Prize-winning, 175-year-old paper pivots to a primarily digital outlet.
We selected the name “DashThirtyDash” to commemorate the end of these careers with the paper and the end of The Times-Picayune as we know it (and because Dash30Dash.org already was taken and you can’t start a domain name with a real dash).
We hope the money that will be donated and then distributed to the newspaper’s laid-off employees will help them launch successful new careers in whatever direction their new employers or vocations take them.