NEW YORK (Oct. 20)
A total of $250,000 will be raised by Jewish college and university students through B’nai B’rith Hillal Foundations throughout the country for welfare purposes before the end of this year, Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, national director of the Hillel foundations, announced today.
Fifty-two foundations and 13 counsellorships have already raised the sum of $212,411,85, he revealed. Sixteen foundations and 102 counsellorships are still in the process of finishing their 1948 campaigns. In 1947 the total raised was $135,781,97.
Topping the list of those units which reported greatly increased contributions in 1948 as against the amounts collected in 1947, was the record made by the Hillel Foundations in the Los Angeles area. A total of $52,000 was collected by the four Hillel units in that city this year as compared with $30,309 in 1947 and $15,654, in 1946. Even the quotas which had been set were exceeded by some $15,000.