UJA New York

  • New York federation hires new fund-raising chief

    The UJA Federation of New York, the country’s largest Jewish federation, has hired Mark Medin as its vice president for financial resources development. Medin takes over for Paul Kane, who left the organization to oversee fund raising for the federation system’s umbrella organization, the Jewish Federations of North America. Medin most recently was chief of… More ▸

  • UJA-NY strikes natural gas deal

    The board of directors of the UJA-Federation of New York voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the Hess Corporation to drill for natural gas on the property it owns in Wayne County, Pa. The federation has two camps on the property, the Sam Field Y for children and the Associated Camps — Block and Hexter Vacation… More ▸

  • UJA raises $43 million at Greenberg dinner

    The UJA-Federation of New York was able to raise $43 million at its annual Greenberg dinner on Thursday Sept. 25 – an increase of $2 million over last year. That the UJA was able to actually increase its total should probably not be taken as a sign that the philanthropy world is surviving the financial… More ▸

  • UJA-Federation of New York braces for tough times

    The UJA Federation of New York is expecting a difficult year, the organization’s executive vice president and CEO, told me. “We are going to have a challenging year,” John Ruskay told the Fundermentalist in a brief telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, “but we remain confident that our donors will understand, as they have in the past… More ▸

  • Where’s the celeb love for Jewish charities?

    Since the New York Times Magazine ran Natalie Portman’s mug on the cover of its money issue in March, which featured a story about celebrity influence on giving, it seems that the charitable world has gone a bit TMZ. The phenomenon is legit enough that the Chronicle of Philanthropy held an interesting online panel discussion… More ▸

  • UJA-New York lends helping hand to out of work Wall Streeters

    The New York federation is reaching out to those in the financial services industry who suddenly find themselves out of work, and is trying to help them find jobs. A buddy of mine – who is still well-employed by a major bank – sent me this email from the UJA-NY announcing that the federation has… More ▸