UJA Campaign Hits $146.9 Million

September 10, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

UJA-Federation of New York’s 2014 Annual Campaign raised $146.9 million, an increase of $1.6 million compared to 2013. With an additional $27.6 million in planned giving and endowments and $11.5 million in capital gifts and special initiatives, total fundraising results for the year were $186 million. More than 51,000 donors contributed to the 2014 campaign.

“The dollars raised through our annual campaign enable the network of agencies and grantees that we support year after year to carry out their everyday work of helping the most vulnerable in New York and beyond, and in igniting a passion for Jewish life and learning,” said Eric S. Goldstein, who became CEO of UJA-Federation on July 1.

The capital gifts and special initiatives effort includes more than $4.2 million raised to establish the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership (named after John S. Ruskay, who stepped down June 30 after 15 years as CEO) which will help strengthen Jewish life and organizations throughout the community.

“Raising $146.9 million dollars is an accomplishment achieved by an incomparable team of professionals and lay-leaders who communicate and engage with tens of thousands of generous donors – many of whom increased their gifts over last year,” said Alisa R. Doctoroff, president of UJA-Federation. “The organization is so grateful for this financial vote of confidence from the members of the New York Jewish community who year after year inspire all of us with their generosity and commitment to acting on their philanthropic Jewish values.”

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