NEW YORK (Sep. 20)
The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York will seek to raise a record sum of $18,100,000 in pledges and contributions through its 38th annual appeal which will begin next week on behalf of 116 member hospitals and social service institutions. The goal is $2,600,000 more than was raised last year, it was announced jointly yesterday by Salim L. Lewis, Federation president, and Gustave L. Levy, 1955-56 campaign chairman. The appeal, which benefits the largest network of local voluntary institutions in the world, will be launched officially at a dinner on Sept. 29th.
A critical problem facing the Federation’s medical and welfare services today is their inability to provide services immediately and fully to many thousands in need of them, Mr. Levy said. “Despite a record rate of services rendered to the sick, the troubled and needy last year, too many of our neighbors in New York City, Westchester and Long Island were forced to wait too long for help from the time they first applied for services until the required help and treatment started.”