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Ben Gurion and Haifa Universities Join Uja’s Israel Education Fund

The United Jewish Appeal has concluded agreements with the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the American Friends of the University of Haifa to undertake capital fund-raising campaigns for Israel’s two newest universities. UJA general chairman Frank R. Lautenberg announced.

The campaigns will be conducted through the UJA’s Israel Education Fund in addition to its ongoing program in behalf of secondary education and other cultural, educational and athletic facilities in Israel. Capital fund-raising by the universities’ American organizations will be discontinued.

The capital projects to be funded under the agreements include construction of educational and related facilities, the establishment of special programs and projects and the endowment of chairs. Following the basic Israel Education Fund operational pattern, minimum gifts of $100,000 will be solicited, over and above usual UJA contributions in full cooperation with federations and welfare funds throughout the country.

Recently. Alexander Grass. a UJA national chairman, was named president of UJA’s Israel Education Fund, and Philip Zinman, past IEF president, was appointed board chairman.

“The UJA welcomes the opportunity.” Lautenberg said. “to join Israel’s southernmost and northernmost universities in serving the cause of human progress and working toward solutions of diverse social and scientific problems in Israel.”

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