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Federation’s ‘Ace’ Giver Remembered

Remembering Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, ‘philanthropic giant,’ ‘role model’ and ‘mensch.’

07/29/2014
Staff Writer

For more than two recent decades, the top contributors to the UJA-Federation of New York’s annual campaign would gather one evening every fall at a handsome Upper East Side apartment for the drive’s kickoff. Alan “Ace” Greenberg and his wife Kathryn would stand at their door, welcoming guests to what came to be known as “the Greenberg event,” a combination cocktail party and fundraiser that every year raised tens of millions of dollars and set the tone for the next months of solicitations for the philanthropy.

Alan “Ace” Greenberg, a native of Oklahoma City who made his fortune here, was a generous contributor to UJA-Federation.

Bronfman Left Large Legacy

Philanthropist led Swiss bank effort as World Jewish Congress head, funded major programs for youth.

12/24/2013

Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire former beverage magnate and leading Jewish philanthropist, died last Saturday at the age of 84.

Edgar Bronfman founded the Bronfman Youth Fellowship in 1987 and helped revive Hillel in the 1990s. Getty Images

Jewish Week Founder Dies At 93

‘Central in mobilizing’ Jewish community, Irving Schneider was a major donor to federation, hospitals and others.

11/27/2012

Philanthropic leader Irving Schneider, a founding board member of The Jewish Week and major sponsor of the Schneider Children’s Hospitals here and in Israel, died in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 23. He was 93.

Irving Schneider.

‘Loved Helping Jews And Loved Journalism’

Milton Gralla, publisher and philanthropist, dies at 84.

07/17/2012
Staff Writer

Milton Gralla, a veteran journalist, publisher and philanthropist who supported a wide variety of Jewish causes, died on July 11 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 84.

A native of New York City, he had lived here most of his life.

Milton Gralla, a journalist-turned-publisher, founded a program to train mid-career journalists.
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