Philadelphia Federation Raises $4,011,000 for Building Fund
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Philadelphia Federation Raises $4,011,000 for Building Fund

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A total of $4,011,000 has been raised by the Building Fund of the Federation of Jewish Agencies toward its $15,360,000 projected needs, it was revealed last night at the Federation’s annual meeting.

The sum was raised largely by Kevy K. Kaiserman, Building Fund chairman, and his associate chairmen, Samuel H. Daroff and George Friedland, since the Fund was initiated last spring. The amount came from a few dozen individuals and families, foundations, corporations and Federation sources. Public solicitation will be confined to periods when it will not interfere with United Fund or Allied Jewish Appeal campaigning.

The Building Fund appeal, which will continue for three to five years, will provide for expansion and modernization of Federation’s local health, welfare and educational facilities. In all, some 30 projects are earmarked for Philadelphia and the suburbs.

Seven contributors who have already pledged amounts of $100,000 and more were awarded certificates of appreciation. They were: M.L. Annenberg Foundation, George Friedland Foundation, Kevy K. Kaiserman, Korman Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Levitties and Marvin Levitties, The Samuel Paley Foundation, Abram H. and Helen Weiss Foundation.

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