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Increased Generosity Among Jews Will Continue After War, Medalie Predicts

The increased generosity now noticeable in the field of Jewish philanthropy can be counted on to continue into the post-war era as one of the great forces for social welfare betterment, George Z. Medalie declared today in his annual report as president of the Foderation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, delivered at the 28th annual meeting of the Federation at Temple Emanu El, attended by more that 1,000 persons.

Mr. Medalie said that, while complete campaign receipts are unavailable pending the close of the Federation fiscal year on June 30th, it could be estimated that the final total will not only meet in full the regular budgetary requirements of the 116 Social Welfare and Medical institutions represented in the Federation, but will also provide enough special funds to serve as a margin of safety for their uninterrupted operation in the event of a post-war emergency. “Through the community’s generosity,” he said, “Federation has been made ship-shape and seaworthy to ride uncertainties of storm or tide the post-war years may bring.”

He praised the work of Samuel S. Schneierson, chairman of the 1944 appeal, and his 10,300 volunteer workers, pointing out that it was the first time in Federation’s history that its organization of workers — “not sponsors, not mere names on a letter head, but actual campaign workers, passed the 10,000 marks.” The total number of individual and group gifts recorded for the year has passed 74,000 Mr. Medalie said.

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