Automakers Contribute To DIA-Grand Bargain Effort

(Detroit, MI) -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is close to its goal of a 100-million-dollar commitment for protecting its collection from city bankruptcy liquidation and assisting pensioners. The Detroit automakers yesterday announced a combined 26-million-dollar contribution to go with more than 40-million-dollars the museum raised earlier. Funds from the state and private foundations put the total pledged above 800-million-dollars. Pensioners and creditors vote through early next month on whether to accept the plan of adjustment for city debt.