That business crushing MAY be what does him in. IF there is money to fund a legit new regime, then the potential for increased attendance with a shiny new name will be a strong attraction
FWIW I have no idea if the major donors are ready to write more checks
This seems the right wy to do it and the question also becomes if that May 1st date is important. Letting him go before May 1st, which you absolutely have to do, if you're letting him go, could mean we're applying the 60% margin.maybe we are reading it wrong and the percent refers to the percent of all of his remaining salary due under contract at that time?
2023-2024 45% of (1.7m + 1.8m + $1.9m) = $2.43m