If you've ever been involved in fundraising for your synagogue or organization -- or worked the phone bank on Super Sunday -- you might appreciate this story.
The various Arab states, especially the wealthy Gulf oil sheikhs, have been very generous in pledging their support for the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. But the PA has painfully learned there's a big difference between pledging and paying.
Preliminary numbers released from the UJA-Federation of New York’s annual “Super Sunday” telephone fundraising campaign indicate lower returns than the past three years – but they’re not done counting yet.
“We’re still continuing to process gifts,” said Mark Medin, senior vice president for financial resources development, who indicated that the current number stands around $700,000. The toll for 2010 was close to $1 million and 2009 saw $831,997 raised.
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