Detroit Fund Raising Drive Above Quota; Leaders Jubilant
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Detroit Fund Raising Drive Above Quota; Leaders Jubilant

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Detroit’s Jewish leaders are jubilant over the success of the Emergency Allied Jewish Campaign, which has just come to a close.

Its successful conclusion has had a tonic effect on the community and a spirit of unity is again being strongly felt in Jewish movements which were included in the drive.

The original campaign quota was $98,500. When the drive closed the total amount pledged was $112,000, or an oversubscription of $13,500.


More remarkable than this oversubscription, is that of the 9,848 prospects seen 7.379 are new contributors. This fact is giving workers in local campaigns new confidence that the work of unifying local agencies will not be broken up.

The campaign here was under the direction of the Jewish Welfare Federation and its executive director, Kurt Peiser. Aaron DeRoy was the general chairman of the campaign and the co-chairmen of the special gifts division were Henry Wineman and Nate S. Shapero. Associate chairmen of the general solicitations division were Roy R. Fisher, Maurice J. Cap#an# and George M. Stutz. Gus D. Newman was chairman of the executive committee of the general division. Harry S. Grant was treasurer and Herman Radner associate treasurer.

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