Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"I Don't Want to Talk About It"

Doug Adams won't be taking anyone out to fancy dinners to ask for $1 million anymore. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra CEO quit yesterday.

He cited personal reasons--he can't sell his house in Denver--but didn't seem to interested in sharing with Scott Cantrell of the Dallas Morning News. Asked about how the board reacted, Adams responded, "I don't want to talk about it."

His resignation comes on the heels of a D Magazine profile on Adams and the problems he's facing raising money in a competitive philanthropic Dallas market. Maybe he just got tired of the rat race down there.