Boston Jewish Philanthropies Starts $5,055,000 Drive for This Year
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Boston Jewish Philanthropies Starts $5,055,000 Drive for This Year

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Marking the 60th anniversary of organized Jewish philanthropy on a community basis from Boston, the Associated Jewish Philanthropies here began its 1955-56 campaign for $5,055,000. The principal speaker was General Robert Cutler, prominent Boston banker, who recently was named by President Eisenhower as consultant to the National Security Council.

General Cutler told 800 workers that “there is no substitute for the active participation and interest of the individual citizens in fund-raising campaigns. Charity, as we know it in America today, is not a mere handout or a governmental dole. It has the durable quality of freedom, “he said. It has its origin in a religious injunction of great antiquity. There is a ruggedness, a stability, an eternal quality in this concept of charity.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund