$8,200, 000 Raised by Chicago Jewish Appeal and Federation in 1965 Drives
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$8,200, 000 Raised by Chicago Jewish Appeal and Federation in 1965 Drives

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Harold L. Rosenberg, 1965 general campaign chairman of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, today announced that the 1965 Federation campaign had collected $2, 202, 225, a new record for the Federation here. The Federation campaign supplements the amount received by the Federation from the Combined Jewish Appeal here. The Federation supports 12 medical and social Welfare agencies serving some 211,000 Chicagoans each year.

Mr. Rosenberg noted that, “not only have we raised significantly more funds this year, but we have increased the base of giving by securing many new contributors to Federation.” He emphasized that these are direct contributions toward a total of $6, 400, 000 which the Federation provides to help the agencies meet their aggregate operating budgets of over $34, 000, 000.

At the same time, Max Robert Schrayer, general chairman of the 1965 campaign of the Combined Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Chicago, said that CJA had raised $6,003,000 for relief, resettlement and rehabilitation of Jews overseas and for social services in this country. This compares with $5, 703, 000 raised by CJA last year, according to Mr. Schrayer, who also reported a broadened base of giving with more contributors taking part in the campaign. Chicago’s Combined Jewish Appeal is the Jewish community’s major philanthropy.

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