DETROIT (May. 11)
Detroit closed its 1967 Allied Jewish Campaign last night with a record-breaking victory dinner report of $5,548,600. This is the largest amount ever reported at a closing dinner meeting in the 41-year-history of the Detroit campaigns.
The final figure will reach $5,761,000, William Avrunin, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Federation, predicted making it the second largest campaign in Detroit’s history. The highest amount the drive has achieved was in 1957 when the total was $5,918,000. Last year the campaign raised $5,627,000, Alfred L. Deutsch, campaign chairman, anticipated that there would be more than 24,000 pledges when final results are in. This would exceed the 1966 total by 8,000 contributors.
Speaking to the 350 campaign leaders and workers who attended the victory dinner, Max M. Fisher, Detroit, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, praised his home town for its national leadership. He said that the “Jewish communities which do the greatest job in campaigning also do the best job of providing services for their people at home.”