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USA: UJA-Federation of New York raises £159m worth of donations, an increase from last year 

FOR THE FOURTH YEAR in a row, UJA-Federation of New York has raised more money in its annual campaign than the previous year and raised a total of £115m, an increase of £1.9m over last year. In addition to the annual campaign, the UJA- Federation recorded £29.5m through planned giving and endowments and has raised £11.3m for capital projects and special initiatives. Total fundraising achieved £159m.

“At a time of increasing challenge and uncertainty, we are particularly grateful to our donors for their extraordinary generosity, enabling us to tackle an ever-growing list of urgent needs for millions of people in New York, Israel and around the world,” said Eric S. Goldstein, the CEO, of the UJA-Federation of New York (appointed 2014).

“From helping New Yorkers who live in poverty, to the growing threats of anti- semitism and BDS on college campuses, to strengthening Israel and supporting Jewish life, the programs we fund will have an immense impact on our community going forward. 

 

“Raising over £115m in one year for an annual campaign is a remarkable feat for an organisation of any size, anywhere in the world,” said Alisa R. Doctoroff, whose term as president ended on June 30, 2016. “I am very proud to have worked side by side with the talented professionals at UJA-Federation and the tens of thousands of donors and volunteers who make all our life-changing work a prosperous reality.” 

“This campaign is reflecting the contribution of the talented volunteers and staff professionals who help UJA fulfil its mission,” said Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld, who assumed the volunteer role of president of UJA-Federation of New York on July 1, 2016. “As UJA enters its centennial year, our donors have set an important marker that the work of UJA- Federation has never been more important and vital.”

For nearly 100 years, UJA- Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through the UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organisations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year and growing.

UJA-Federation branches are located around the world and their long-term mission is to welcome active participation from interfaith couples and families and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations as part of our diverse community, connecting everyone to the richness of Jewish life, culture, art, humanity and philanthropy. 

To donate please visit: ujafedny.org

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