UJA-Federation of New York Raises Record-breaking $249 Million in 2017-2018 Campaign Year
UJA-Federation of New York raised a record-breaking $249.3 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, an increase of $11.2 million from the previous year. In addition to raising $156.1 million for its annual campaign, UJA raised $55.8 million in planned giving and endowments, and $37.4 million for capital projects and special initiatives, including disaster relief in the wake of the 2017 hurricanes.
“UJA-Federation is the backbone of the Jewish community, and our fundraising results are a testament to the vital work we enable - caring for the most vulnerable, inspiring a passion for Jewish life in the next generation, and ensuring the state of Israel as a strong and vibrant homeland for all Jews,” said Eric S. Goldstein, CEO of UJA-Federation. “This year, the power of UJA’s network to respond quickly during crisis was also on full display, bringing together nonprofit partners and volunteers to arrange 29 flights and a cargo ship that delivered 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid for Houston, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.”
Last year, to mark its centennial year, UJA successfully launched three major capital initiatives focused on fighting poverty, transforming Jewish day camp, and ensuring Jerusalem’s future as a vibrant and thriving city. In addition, UJA helped forge new connections between Israeli and American Jews, supported synagogues and day schools, introduced state of the art digital choice food pantries, cared for increasingly frail Holocaust survivors, and launched the volunteer platform Time for Good, which helped mobilize over 20,000 volunteers in our area....