Mortimer L. Schiff has given $25,000 to the building fund of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Bishop Manning announced at a luncheon at the Chamber of Commerce.
“I have given earnest consideration to your suggestion that I, though not a member of your faith, should contribute to the fund which is being raised to complete the cathedral. I have reached the conclusion that I should do so because I believe that this great edifice dedicated to the service of God will stimulate the spiritual life of the people of this city, and is therefore of such civic importance as to entitle it to the support of the entire community, irrespective of religious affiliations.” Mr. Schiff declared in a letter accompanying the gift.
In commenting upon Mr. Schiff’s gift, Bishop Manning stated. “I especially appreciate the gift for it illustrates the spirit of fellowship and good will which should prevail in this city and throughout our land.”