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Federations and Welfare Funds Council to Meet in Chicago; over $15,000,000 Raised

The 1942 General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds will be held in Chicago from January 31 to February 2, in accordance with a decision of the Council’s Board of Directors, it was announced here today.

Campaigns for local as well as for non-local needs conducted by Jewish federations, welfare funds and joint appeals in 132 cities during the first nine months of 1941 raised a total of $15,895,697, according to reports received up to October 1 by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. This figure represents about 60 percent of the total amount of funds expected to be raised this year.

The returns, many of them as yet incomplete, are exclusive of campaigns scheduled to open in the fall such as the Federation in New York, which has a goal of $7,500,000; Boston, with a goal of $1,308,000; and Philadelphia, with a $1,250,000 goal. Included among other communities which have opened or are about to launch their fall campaigns are Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dayton, Montreal, Rochester, Toledo, Toronto and Youngstown. Complete reports have been received to date only from 74 of the 132 communities. These 74 cities raised $5,989,004, the balance representing the funds raised in communities for which campaign returns have not been reported in full.

A comparison between the amounts raised in 1941 and those in 1940 in 68 communities where the campaigns have been completed showed an increase in the 1941 figure of 2.8 percent. These communities raised $5,327,972 in 1940, and $5,476,942 in 1941.

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