A record $44 million was pledged at the inaugural event of UJA-Federation of New York’s 2012 annual campaign.
“In a time of great economic uncertainty, such loyalty and generosity is astonishing and inspiring,” Jerry Levin, president of UJA-Federation, said at Monday’s launch event at the . “This is a terrific start for this year’s annual campaign.”
Levin thanked the donors for “stepping up when our community needs you most.”
It was the 25th year of the campaign launch event, which brings together philanthropists from the New York Jewish community. Alan “Ace” and Kathy Greenberg have hosted the event since its inception.
UJA-Federation works with more than 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues and other Jewish organizations around the world to address humanitarian crises and economic, educational and community issues.