$1, 579, 307 Raised by Pittsburgh Jewish Federation in 1963 Drive
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$1, 579, 307 Raised by Pittsburgh Jewish Federation in 1963 Drive

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The United Jewish Federation brought its 1963 campaign to a successful conclusion this week at Green Oaks Country Club where it was announced that a total of $1, 579, 307 had been raised in the drive. Alvin Rogal, campaign chairman, disclosed the final figure to several hundred workers gathered at a gala campaign finale. He said that the result was 100.33 percent of the amount raised last year. This is $5, 000 more than the 1962 total.

Congratulating the community on its achievement in raising slightly more than last year, Mr. Rogal praised his campaign workers for remaining at their jobs up to the last minute. “This is the only way we could manage to do what we have done in a year when economic conditions in the area have been bad,” he said. “I consider this an unusually successful campaign in view of the climate in which the community was asked for funds, and the success was due to a particularly hard-hitting campaign team that didn’t give up. It is an especially outstanding accomplishment in view of the fact that last year we raised 13 percent more than in the previous campaign.”

Robert I. Hiller is executive director of the Pittsburgh Federation. James D. Bronner is campaign director. Joseph Meyerhoff, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, was a special guest at the campaign closing. At the meeting, Sidney Stark, Jr., was named winner of the Federation’s Young Leadership Award, which is presented annually to a young person for outstanding service to the Federation and to the community. The Young Leadership Award consists of a hand engrossed scroll and attendance at the General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. It was made possible by a contribution from Lester A. Hamburg, UJF president.

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