George MacDonald, prominent in Catholic circles, yesterday sent a check for $5,000 for the New York Allied Jewish Campaign to Hon. Joseph M. Proskauer, honorary chairman of the campaign which is raising $2,500,000 toward $6,000,000 which is being raised nationally for the 1930 budgets of the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Palestine.
Other non-Jewish contributors to the New York Allied Jewish Campaign include D. M. Forgan, who gave $1,000; Paul Cravath, who $500; Hon. Edward J. Flynn, who also gave $500; New York City Tax Commissioner Earl H. Miller, Albert H. Liebeneau, deputy commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity; John A. Biglan, deputy registrar; Bronx Surrogate Albert Henderson, Assemblyman Nicholas Eberhart, and Alderman William Sullivan, who gave smaller sums.
David M. Bressler, national co-chairman of the Allied Jewish Campaign, announced yesterday that chapters of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist organization, had raised $100,000 for the Allied Jewish Campaign over a period of six weeks ending June 15th. The funds raised by the Hadassah chapters are to be applied to the Hadassah Medical organization in Palestine, the budget of which is $405,500.
Additional contributions announced yesterday include one of $1,500 from Max Jonas, of Borough Park, and $1,000 each from the Union Temple of Brooklyn, Joseph J. Bach, and Max Siegel.
District No. 1, Independent Order B’nai B’rith, of which Supreme Court Justice Albert Cohn, of Bronx Country, is president has adopted a resolution endorsing the campaign.