NOLA Federation reports post-Katrina record campaign

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced that the 2014 Annual Campaign set a post-Katrina record, bringing in $2,704,704.

The campaign was up $127,372 over the 2013 campaign, with 95 new gifts and 366 increased gifts.

The campaign was chaired by Brian Katz and Susan Good. Katz said he was “extremely proud to have helped this community to a post-Katrina record for the 2014 Campaign. The increase will allow greater support at a time when it is greatly needed locally, nationally and especially internationally.”

Good spoke about the dedication of the volunteers and said “We continued, as a community, to ‘Hit the Chai Note’ and by doing so made a difference in the lives of our fellow Jews here in New Orleans, in Israel and around the world.”

In February, the campaign Super Sunday that also brought in the most since the storm. On Feb. 9, $153,910 was raised, which was the highest since 2002.

While many communities have phased out Super Sunday phone-a-thons, New Orleans has stuck with it by popular demand. This year, there were 93 volunteers working the event.

The Federation also participated in the first GiveNOLA Day, where over 300 non-profits did online fundraising. The Federation came in 19th in funds raised, with $20,760.