Chicago Jewish Federation Starts Its 1964 Drive; Seeks $4,890,000
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Chicago Jewish Federation Starts Its 1964 Drive; Seeks $4,890,000

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The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago launched its 1964 drive at a Pace Setters meeting and luncheon on attended by more than 100 of Chicago’s top business leaders and professional men. The Federation is seeking contributions of $2,483,767 to meet its operating deficit, and $2,403,100 to complete its United Building Fund.

A. N. Pritzker, general chairman of the campaign, reported that the services rendered by the Federation’s 12 medical and social welfare agencies will cost in 1964 about $33,200,000, leading to a deficit of $6,278,895. After all funds received by the Jewish Federation — $1,415,000 from the Combined Jewish Appeal, $1,645,128 from the Community Fund, $715,000 from investment income, and $20,000 from miscellaneous sources — Federation will still need $2,483,767, which will be sought in direct contributions from the Jewish Community, Mr. Pritzker said. The campaign runs until December 31.

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