Charity’s Wall Street Division sets giving record.
Martha Mendelsohn - Jewish Week Correspondent
Know when to hold ‘em: The scene at the blackjack table at the Wall Street Division dinner. The Wall Streeters raised a cool $21.5 million at the event. Photos by Sharon Stern
The Dow is up, and so is Jewish philanthropy.
Just do the math.
UJA-Federation’s Wall Street Division dinner at the Hilton on West 53rd Street last Wednesday raised a record $21.5 million, drawing 1,300 financial professionals to an exuberant evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, faux-gambling, and speeches, which featured the first official appearance in New York by Israel’s new ambassador to the United States, Sallai Meridor.
Total funds raised, which exceed last year’s by $1.1 million, amount to $11,000 in contributions per person."