Rusty Scupper donating $10,000 to symphonyThe Rusty...

Maryland Watch

June 11, 1996

Rusty Scupper donating $10,000 to symphony

The Rusty Scupper Restaurant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor plans to make a $10,000 donation today to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at a reception to mark the reopening of the restaurant, which was closed from Jan. 16 to May 21 for renovations.

The money is to be earmarked to support the symphony's youth music series, which about 90,000 children attend annually, about 20,000 of them for free as a result of corporate support.

Frank Pisch, director of development for the BSO, said the Rusty Scupper donation -- its first ever to the BSO -- would help the orchestra near its goal of raising $3.75 million during its current fund-raising drive. Pisch said the company's donation also is important because it would broaden by about 2,000 the number of free tickets available to school-age children.

In January, former employees of the Rusty Scupper filed a lawsuit saying the restaurant broke federal labor law by dismissing them without notice. Last month, a spokeswoman for the restaurant said all the former employees who asked to be rehired when the Rusty Scupper reopened would be rehired.

Pub Date: 6/11/96

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