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UJA Super Sunday ’84 Tops Goal with More Than $33 Million

June 12, 1984
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Super Sunday ’84, the United Jewish Appeal’s fourth annual volunteer telephone marathon, topped its goal and those of the three previous events by raising a total of $33,110,694, according to Jerome Dick of Washington, UJA Super Sunday National Chairman.

In many communities Super Sunday was January 13, the national date. In others, the date varied, depending on local campaign calendars, he said.

He said “our 37,914 volunteers in 135 communities in the United States obtained 276,429 individual commitments. Their total surpassed our goal of $33 million and exceeded last year’s figure of $30.1 million. The result is a new record for a one-day mass appeal.”

He said six communities have not held their Super Sunday programs, which will increase the figures still further. He said that, when all the numbers are in, some 280,000 people will have participated, contributing to a final result “that will be a record hard to beat — at least until Super Sunday ’85. “

He said planning for the next Super Sunday, scheduled for January 27, has begun with the scheduling of five one-day regional training seminars, in Chicago on October 2; in Newark on October 16; in New Orleans on October 21; in Los Angeles on October 22; and in Fort Lauderdale on November 5.

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