UJA-Federation sees rise in annual campaign, bringing in $145.3 million

NEW YORK (JTA) — The UJA-Federation of New York raised $145.3 million in its annual campaign, exceeding last year’s total by $8.6 million.

The federation concluded its fund-raising campaign on June 30.

Adding bequests and endowments, $6.7 million raised for superstorm Sandy relief, and capital and special gifts, the federation brought in a total of $206.5 million.

“This has been an extraordinary year of both challenge and opportunity, with Hurricane Sandy hitting us at home and the attacks on Israel,” said John Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of UJA-Federation. “These campaign results reflect the recognition of the essential role of UJA-Federation in caring for New Yorkers in need, supporting the people of Israel, and strengthening Jewish communities around the world.”

UJA helps funds 100 beneficiary agencies, as well as dozens of other grantees and grass-roots organizations. The funds benefit more than 4.5 million people in New York and Israel, as well as more than 70 countries.

 

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