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Leaders Meet Tonight to Discuss Federation Drive

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Leaders in the $3,923,000 campaign of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies will meet tonight at the Savoy Plaza Hotel to discuss the critical situation of privately supported philanthropies, and to formulate plans for the 1932 drive of the Federation, which will open on October 16, it was announced by former Supreme Court Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the Federation.

Speakers at the meeting will include Judge Proskauer, who will outline the crisis which philanthropy faces this winter; Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive director of the Federation, who attended the conference with President Hoover on relief work and will discuss the national aspects of the problem; Waldemar Kops, chairman of the campaign executive committee; and Samuel D. Leidesdorf, chairman of the Business Men’s Council, which is the money-raising unit of the Federation.

Professional and business leaders, more than seventy-five of whom are expected to attend the meeting, represent the various divisions within the Federation which operate in their own fields to solicit contributions during the campaign. Last year more than 100 business, professional and trade groups were represented in the organization of the drive.

Among those who are expected to attend the meeting are the steering committee of five comprised of Felix M. Warburg, Percy S. Straus, Sol M. Stroock, George Blumenthal and Arthur Lehman.

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