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Rise in Fund-raising Reported by Jewish Communities in Virginia

Jewish communities in Virginia, like most other American Jewish communities, raised more money for Jewish global needs in 1964 than in the preceding year, a campaign leadership institute was told here.

Thirty leaders representing Jewish Community Councils in four Virginia cities met for the institute, which was sponsored by the Southern States Region of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. The data on fund-raising was presented by Ralph S. Margolius of Norfolk, president of the CJFWF region and chairman of the institute. He urged that the Virginia communities build on that achievement by evaluating their campaigns in depth to do even better in 1965 and future years.

Louis J. Fox of Baltimore, a CJFWF vice-president, discussing recent campaign results as a basis for 1965 planning, stressed the need for “realistic rating of contributors in line with realistic campaign goals.” He urged solicitors to learn about tax provisions which offer greater benefits to donors and to campaigns than is now realized. He also called for endowment programs in communities still lacking them.

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