NEW YORK (Aug. 27)
Generous support by contributors has enabled the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York to raise $26,400,000 thus far in 1959, it was reported today at a luncheon meeting of 100 key volunteers at New York UJA headquarters.
The report on the progress of this year’s UJA drive in the New York area was delivered by Charles Frost. Mr. Frost said that those whose contributions make up the $26,400,000 raised thus far this year have increased their giving by an average of twelve percent over 1958.
Some $3,000,000 in cash and pledges was obtained during a summer-long person-to-person drive which had been conducted from telephone rooms at campaign headquarters and came to a close at yesterday’s meeting. Former Governor Averell Harriman, person-to-person chairman for the month of August; Samuel D. Leidesdorf, chairman for July; and Mayor Robert F. Wagner, chairman for June, were honored at the luncheon for their leadership of the summer drive.