Philadelphia Jewish Federation Reports Raising $10, 000, 000 During Year
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Philadelphia Jewish Federation Reports Raising $10, 000, 000 During Year

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Judge Nochem S. Winnet inaugurated his third one-year term as president of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia with the announcement that the Federation in the past year raised close to $10, 000, 000 for humanitarian needs. This sum included funds for maintenance of services at home and abroad, building funds, capital and endowment funds and moneys for research and development, Judge Winnet noted. He cited these major sources:

The 1964 Allied Jewish Appeal, headed by Leonard Goldfine, raised $4,411,000. The 1964 United Fund Torch Drive, headed by Charles R. Tyson, provided the Federation with nearly $2, 000, 000. The Building Fund Campaign, under chairmanship of Kevy K. Kaiserman, raised almost $2,500,000 during the year reaching a total of more than $6,000,000 toward its five-year goal of $15, 360, 000. The Legacies, Endowments and Grants Program headed by Frank G. Binswanger, resulted in proceeds of $352, 815 from gifts and bequests. The remainder came from interest on invested endowments funds and various other sources.

Donald B. Hurwitz, Federation’s executive director, told the gathering that “Federation’s role today is not primarily one of material aid, basically a public responsibility. Federation is fighting poverty on many diverse fronts every day of the year. Through our agencies we are fighting poverty of the depressed spirit, poverty of cultural starvation and poverty of psychological deprivation. “

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