BOSTON (May. 21)
The Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston announced a final figure of $5,503,194 in its 1967 Appeal at a campaign closing dinner last night. Mortimer Weiss, general campaign chairman, noted that this year’s total — a substantial increase over the amount raised last year — was one of the highest fund-raising results in recent years. It marked the third year in succession that Boston has achieved a “plus” campaign.
“We have made another forward step,” Mr. Weiss said, “in meeting the urgent needs of our community. We have demonstrated that, once the community understands these needs, it can, and does, respond with generosity.” Bernard D. Grossman, president of the CJP, told some 400 persons attending the gathering that, while the campaign result is “most gratifying,” it is only “a means to an end.” Dr. Benjamin B. Rosenberg, executive director of the CJP, pointed out that more than 32,000 men and women contributed to the campaign, and that increases were chalked up in all divisions.