Thursday, September 29, 2005

Cheats and Swindlers

This is just plain disturbing - what some people try to do to get a buck:

Dear Members and Frist Center Supporters:

It has come to our attention that people in Middle Tennessee are being contacted for the purpose of offering discounted Frist Center memberships purchased with a credit card. They are identifying themselves as representatives of an organization they call Friends of the Frist.

No such Friends of the Frist organization exists. The Frist Center is not soliciting memberships (discounted or otherwise) via telephone.

If you are contacted by telephone or an email you believe is suspect, please do not offer any information. Contact us.

If you have questions about any Frist Center membership mailing or solicitation now or at any time, please contact Frist Center Membership Manager Brooke Reusch at (615) 744-3248 or by email at

Unfortunately, unscrupulous people are attempting to use our institution and the name of the Frist Center for fraudulent purposes.

We have contacted the authorities and would appreciate knowing about any offers you may receive by contacting our Director of Finance and Operations Martin Terrien at (615) 744-3330 or by emailing

Thank you.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.
Executive Director and C.E.O.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

So, say no if the Frist Center calls. But do make sure to go and visit any chance you get. It's a greate museum.