Then you look at the realities. JFNA needs to raise millions to match a $12,000,000 federal grant that will be meted out at a meagre rate of $2,500.000 per year. The Survivor community worldwide is facing the end of days and those in the United States so many of whom are living below any standard are being offered...well, not very much. And, that $2.5 million per year: "...pending the availability of federal funds." If those fed funds are available, they need be matched to total $4.1 million (I don't get the match math either)...or $4.1 million total for Holocaust Survivors nationwide. It is better than nothing."The National Holocaust Survivor Initiative (NHSI), spearheaded by renowned philanthropist Mark Wilf and co-chair Todd Morgan from Los Angeles, links support from Federations, foundations, private citizens, and federal, state and local governments to help aging Holocaust survivors live their final years with dignity and security in the comfort of their communities. To date Federations have raised $22 million for NHSI."
The Initiative is potentially a terrific effort; JFNA's FRD for it mainly hyperbole and bloviation -- federations doing the heavy lifting, JFNA's pursuit of individual contributions beyond those from the Wilf Family's own generosity...not so much. JFNA, ostensibly a fund raising entity, has convinced itself that grants from the federal and state government and the Claims Conference, and federations constitute financial resource development...and, even then, the stated FRD goal of the National Holocaust Survivor Initiative of $45,000,000 is nowhere near achievement. This doesn't stop JFNA from heralding that "[T]o date Federations have raised $22 million..."
Yes, JFNA our leader in hyperbole and bloviation even when doing good.
It just can't help itself anymore.