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Jacob Goldfarb Announces $500,000 Gift to Brandeis University; is Honored

June 9, 1965
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Gifts to Brandeis University totaling $1,550,000, some in the name of university trustee Jacob A. Goldfarb, were announced here tonight at a 70th birthday dinner in honor of the Jewish industrialist and philanthropist attended by 1,500 guests, Principal speakers at the event included Chief Justice Earl Warren and Dr. Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis University president.

Mr. Goldfarb was presented with the first Brandeis Medal for Distinguished Service to Education. In his response, he disclosed he was donating an additional $500,000 to the University. Mr. Goldfarb, Brandeis Board of Trustees treasurer, had previously given the university $2,500,000, mostly for the Jacob A. and Bertha Goldfarb Library.

President Sachar told the dinner that some 2,000 “friends of Jack Goldfarb” throughout the country had collected $500,000 for presentation to the university in honor of Mr. Goldfarb’s birthday.


The university president also disclosed separately that four residents of New York City had made gifts totaling $550,000. These included a gift of $250,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Dreitzer for cultural purposes. The Dretzers previously gave the university paintings valued at $175,000.

Samuel Lemberg, a university trustee, gave $100,000 for the planned Student Union building. His previous gifts total more than $1,000,000. A third gift of $100,000 was made by Mr. and Mrs. Jack I. Poses. The contribution by Mr. Poses, a Brandeis trustee, will be used for the work of the Poses Institute of Fine Arts at the university. Max Doft donated $100,000 for the new Frank Doft Graduate Fellowship at Brandeis in memory of his son.

Mr. Goldfarb is a trustee-at-large of the Federation of Jewish Charities, vice-president and chairman of the Institute of Human Relations of the American Jewish Committee, trustee of Temple Emanuel of New York, and member of the executive committee and board of the United Jewish Appeal, Lawrence A. Wien, vice-chairman of the university board, was dinner chairman.

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