Press Releases
October 28th, 2016

UJA-Federation of New York launched its 2017 Annual Campaign, raising a record-breaking $53.25 million, an increase of $3.25 million over the last year. More than 130 Jewish philanthropic leaders gathered at the home of UJA Chair of the Board Robert S. Kapito and his wife Ellen to help UJA kick off the milestone Centennial year annual fundraising campaign. The October 27, 2016 event featured guest speaker Alan M. Dershowitz, who spoke of the critical work of UJA in helping combat challenges facing our community, including BDS, anti-Semitism, and Israel — and responding to local and global crises.

About UJA-Federation of New York
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 UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Working with nearly 100 nonprofit partners, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s leading local philanthropy; our reach extends from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at