MIAMI (May. 18)
The troubled financial picture of Jewish fund-raising in Miarri was somewhat brightened today by a report that the 1960 Combined Jewish Appeal had achieved improved cash collections during 1960 though the total sum raised of $1,375,000 was less than that of the previous year.
Joseph M. Lipton, general campaign chairman, said that pledge payments on unpaid balances “were the second best in our entire history and the first four months of this year have surpassed even that result by a very considerable margin.”
Miami Jewish agencies which are dependent on the Combined Jewish Appeal collections, have been alerted to expect cuts in allocations ranging from 25 to 30 percent as officials of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation grappled with the problems of new approaches to fund-raising.
Sam. J. Heiman, federation president, said that “drastic steps” had already been taken to deal with the problem. “We are allocating what we raise, we are on a ‘pay as you go’ basis and we have unfortunately had to drastically reduce the support of our local agencies and our national agencies in line with the amount of money which the community has given to the Combined Jewish Appeal campaign, ” he stated.