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Admiral Straus Gives $100, 000 for Ym-ywha Building in New York

March 30, 1964
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Gifts totaling $220, 000 toward the construction of a new 11-story addition to the 92d Street YM-YWHA were announced here today by Judge George Frankenthaler, president of the institution. He said the gifts included $100,000 from Admiral Lewis L. Straus and Mrs. Straus, in memory of Jerome and Carrie Hanauer, parents of Mrs. Straus, who had been members of the 92d Street Y’s board for many years. Admiral Straus is the former chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Judge Frankenthaler, just re-elected for his fourth term as president of the Y, announced at the same time the following gifts: $50, 000 from the Mayer family; $40, 000 from Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Abraham; and $30, 000 from Mrs. Setia Sopkin, in memory of her brothers, Alfred W. and Joseph S. Heil. Mr. Abraham is a vice-president of the Y’s board of directors. The Y Building Fund is a joint undertaking of the YM-YWHA and the “City of Life” campaign of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.

“The new addition to the 92d Street Y, so urgently needed by the thousands upon thousands of families streaming into the upper East Side of Manhattan will shortly be an actuality, ” said Judge Frankenthaler in announcing the new gifts.

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