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Ireland / Fund Raising / Martinez #241312

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 04, 1975
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(Studio) Catholic church in Ireland finds solution to fund raising.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Graiguenamanagh, Ireland) Scenes of community shown. Professional fund raiser from New York, Mario Martinez, asked to help with raising funds for restoring 13th century abbey. [MARTINEZ - expresses ideas to woman.] Pledges received for $240,000. Only visited 30% of parishioners so far. [MARTINEZ - asks woman for money.] Martinez shown at work. Has raised $4 million for churches in Ireland; his fee is 5% off the top. [MARTINEZ - argues with man about giving more.] [MARTINEZ - says fee is reasonable; works hard for it.] [Pastor Father Patrick DUNNY - says Mario to flake about $20,000. Wishes it were less but You must pay for best.] [MAN - compares Martinez to Al Capone.] Plaque to be placed in church telling who gave what.

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

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