Treguboff Honored for 30 Years of Service to San Francisco Community
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Treguboff Honored for 30 Years of Service to San Francisco Community

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Sanford M. Treguboff, executive vice-president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, was honored and highly lauded here by 350 leaders of the Jewish community, on the completion of 30 years of “dedicated and distinguished” service. Walter A. Haas, chairman of the Federation’s executive committee, and past president, presented a scroll to Mr. Treguboff on behalf of the officers and directors of the organization, and also gave him an award from the United Jewish Appeal.

Tracing Mr. Treguboff’s contributions here, Walter D. Heller, Federation president, recalled that today’s executive vice president started his work in San Francisco as a member of the staff of the Jewish Family Service Agency, in 1932. After World War II, during which he was in the armed services, he headed the successful Mount Zion Hospital fund-raising campaign. In 1946, he was named executive director of the Jewish National Welfare Fund.

Pointing out that, after Mr. Treguboff took over the direction of the JNWF, each succeeding campaign resulted in the raising of more funds, Mr. Heller said: “To this must be added his efforts with your community leaders in the creation of your Federation as we know it today and the development of the Federation’s many programs and projects to meet the needs of a vital and steadily growing area.”

Mr. Heller said: “I know of no man more concerned about the well-being of his fellow-Jews, wherever they may be, than our special guest of honor.”

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