The Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies closed its campaign on Thursday night with the announcement by Paul Felix Warburg and Ira M. Younker, campaign chairmen, that it had succeeded in raising the $3,923,000 appropriated for the support of 91 affiliated philanthropic and charitable instiutions for 1932.
In view of existing conditions, the campaign chairmen feel that to have attained their objective may be considered an achievement. But they feel also that that achievement is tempered by the fact that it was made possible only by cutting the budget and curtailing some of the services rendered by the affiliated institutions.
The campaign opened on October 16 with more than 2,000 men and women volunteer workers enlisted to raise the $1,700,000 needed to complete last year’s budget. It was to have closed on December 31, but on that date the Federation was still short $177,000 of its goal and with the sanction of the Federation board of trustees an extension of 12 days was decided upon in a last effort to complete the budget. This 12-day grace period made success possible.