Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Buffalo, NY, 1911-2008
The records of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies provide an overview of its evolving profile from a limited investment committee to a full service Foundation enabling capital fundraising and development, grant making, charitable legacies, bequests, trusts, endowments and other philanthropic funds for the benefit of clients, Jewish organizations and local and national organizations as well as the general community. Series I, Subseries A concentrates on the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies forerunners known as the Jewish Federation of Buffalo and Sinking Fund through memorabilia and an early fund ledger. Series I, Subseries B, includes the design and content process of early Foundation marketing materials for a range of services and supports, through reports, brochures, posters and artwork. Subseries C includes recorded media profiles of local philanthropists who have contributed to the growth of Jewish and general community in Buffalo. The wide-ranging Series II, highlights a small selection of projects undertaken by community partner organizations with the aid of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. A significant focus of this series is Weinberg Campus, through an array of architectural renderings, plans and presentations. Weinberg Campus forerunners are also featured in this series in media presentations during transition times, and this subseries complements other materials in the David H. and Minnie G. Coplon Family (ms223) and the Weinberg Campus Women’s League and Forerunners Records 1910-2004 (ms200.37) collections. Other organizations, ranging from Temple Beth Zion to Jewish Family Service, highlight further aspects of the work of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies including endowment planning and general support for special projects with architectural renderings, artwork and photographic reproductions. Series III illustrates includes poster board and printed materials relating to exhibits and a book cover jacket undertaken for specific individuals. The last series includes materials that record efforts to establishment a Judaic Studies department during the 1980s at the University at Buffalo through a network of connected academics, as documented through report proposals, course outlines, fliers and correspondence. This series also includes photographs and certificates relating to the Phi Lambda Kappa fraternity dating from 1911.
Terms of Access
The records of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, circa 1911-2008 (Buld 1988-1997) are open for research. There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this collection.
From the Collection: 9.76 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 record carton, 5 triangular roll storage boxes, 1 oversize portfolio case)
This series is arranged according to historical entity and by chronology. As items range in physical size they are housed accordingly in separate boxes.
- From the Collection: Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies (Buffalo, N.Y.) (Organization)