Harriet Schleifer and Elliott Rose, Co-Chairs
Mission: To raise funds and identify, cultivate and empower lay leadership at the Westchester/Fairfield region level to support AJC activities. Fundraising and leadership development are accomplished through a variety of programming and direct solicitation efforts.
Background: Given the threat of terrorism, the emergence of hostile global powers, the enormous challenges to Israel’s continued existence as a Jewish state, the need to safeguard the wellbeing of Jews through the world as well as protect the rights of all people, AJC’s mission has never been more important. AJC depends solely on the community’s financial support in order to carry out its crucial work. Over 75% of AJC’s income is raised through its annual campaign. Membership dues and other income provide only 22% of our budget.