$45 Million Raised at UJA-Federation of New York's Annual

$45 Million Raised at UJA-Federation of New York's Annual Campaign
Kickoff Event Breaks Record 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/12 --   UJA-Federation of New
York's 2013 Annual Campaign launched last night with a kickoff event
that raised $45 million, an increase of $1 million from last year.
The record-breaking results of the annual campaign kickoff event
showcase the organization's commitment to care for Jews in need, New
Yorkers of all backgrounds, and to strengthen Jewish communities in
New York, Israel, and throughout the world. 
The 2013 Annual Campaign kickoff had a record turnout, gathering 125
philanthropic leaders from the New York Jewish community at the home
of Jane and Dan Och. "Each year, our community leaders have gathered
to express their collective commitment to UJA-Federation's annual
campaign, which supports the 4.5 million people who count on us,"
said Dan Och, senior chair of UJA-Federation's Investment Management
Division and chairman and CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. 
"The Jewish community's generosity to UJA-Federation of New York is
remarkable," said Jerry W. Levin, president of UJA-Federation. "Needs
continue to increase in this difficult time. Our supporters, both new
and long-term, have risen to the occasion, allowing us to help
millions of people this year in New York, Israel, and in 60 other
countries. Our thanks to the most philanthropic community in this
Since its inception 26 years ago, the kickoff event has raised over
$760 million. Among those at the 2013 Annual Campaign kickoff was
Alan "Ace" Greenberg, who with his wife Kathy, hosted and led the
event for its first 24 years. 
"Every donor wants to make a difference, and while they can do so
much on their own, coming together compounds their individual
impact," said Alisa R. Doctoroff, chair of UJA-Federation's board.
"It's together that we are most able to address the issues that we
care about as Jews and New Yorkers." 
"These funds represent the deep generosity and abiding commitment for
what we make possible in our community," said John S. Ruskay,
executive vice president & CEO of UJA-Federation. "This funding is
what allows us to provide food for impoverished seniors in the former
Soviet Union, a chance to experience Israel for a New York teen,
financial a
nd emotional counseling for the unemployed, and so much
more. Each dollar raised helps transform a life and strengthen our
Award-winning journalist Jeffrey Goldberg was the featured speaker.
Reflecting on his recent trip to the Middle East, he shared his views
about both the opportunities and challenges in the region. 
About UJA-Federation of New York 
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for
communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community.
Through UJA-Federation, almost 60,000 donors pool their resources to
help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning,
and strengthen Jewish communities around the world -- to address the
issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working
with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other
Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more
than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people
each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together. For
more information on how to donate or how to volunteer, please visit
our website at http://www.ujafedny.org. 
Shari Harel
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
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