Phyllis Tishman Dead at 65
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Phyllis Tishman Dead at 65

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Phyllis Tishman, a supporter for nearly 40 years of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York and other charitable causes, died last Wednesday night at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center. She was 65 years old and lived in Manhattan and Scarsdale.

Tishman was a life trustee and former vice president of the Federation board. She was an organizer and associate chairman of the Federation Thrift Shops. From 1971 to 1973, she was board chairman of the Women’s Organization, a fund-raising arm of Federation before it joined its fund drive with that of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, In 1961, she helped organize the Dimitri Mitropoulous International Music Competition, an annual fund-raising event for Federation which ran for 12 years.

Tishman was a major contributor to the Women’s Campaign for UJA-Federation and the immediate past chairman of its Major Gifts Division. She was a member of the Women’s Campaign Cabinet and Gotham Division. She was on the Board of Directors of the Council of Jewish Federations.

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