Miami Jewish Federation Accepts $848, 000 Budget for Local Agencies

The board of governors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation disclosed today that it had accepted a total budget of $847,998 for operation of its local agencies in 1959-60, although this budget involved a deficit of $83, 720 for the year.

The deficit was described as resulting from failure of the United Fund, which aids three of the Federation agencies, to meet its quota, and an increase in $85,000 to the United Jewish Appeal from the Federation’s own campaign. The United Fund was to have met $325, 000 of the $847, 998 budget of three Federation agencies, but its allocation fell short by about $60, 000.

The decision to accept the budget figures, despite the deficit, was taken because of “expanding community need.” Board officials warned, however, that deficit allocations cannot continue year after year.

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