Jewish welfare organizations in fourteen cities of the United States succeeded in raising larger sums during the current year than in 1933, it was disclosed yesterday by the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
In fourteen cities reporting the results of Spring and early Summer campaigns, the total raised was $1,032,077. Although in eight of the cities included in the report the amounts raised fell short of the set campaign goals, in the remaining six they either attained the goal set or bettered it.
Following are some of the outstanding facts gleaned from the statistical report presented by the National Council:
In twelve of the fourteen cities, contributions ranging from less than $5 to $5,000 and over were made by 30,506 persons, an average of approximately thirty-four dollars per contributor.
Eighty per cent, of all gifts made in nine of the reporting cities were under twenty-five dollars, while slightly more than one per cent. were in the group $500 and over.
The cities reporting campaign results to the National Council were Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines; Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Oakland, Omaha; Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco and Syracuse.
The Jewish population in these communities ranges from 4,500 to 85,000.
In two of the reporting cities, 100 per cent. of all the pledges came from Jewish contributors. Three cities reported practically all came from Jewish sources, while two others received slightly more than two per cent. from non-Jews and two more reported about four per cent. of the pledges were made by non-Jews.