Not long ago, NYRA members were posed with a $55,000 dollar question. $55,000 dollars was the amount of money that was needed for the benefit concert that is to pay for a full time office and staff. Recently, Margo and Bob Koroknay-Palicz have provided a generous answer to that question through a $50,000 dollar loan. Due to their generosity, NYRA will now be able to remain a viable organization, through the work of two full time employees with a proper office. If the fundraiser is a success, NYRA will be able to function on a much higher level, doing the kind of things that in the past were barely imaginable. This is the end of the beginning.