Jewish Fundraising (1999)
Today's Golden Oldie is from July 1999. I came across this cartoon from ten years ago. It is NOT one of those cartoons "that I could do today." Back in 1999 Jewish Fundraising went through its predictable seasonal cycles. The cartoon displays an amazingly "all's well in the world" ho hum attitude that is almost shocking.Now, just ten years later we've had a market crash, an economic meltdown, and, as a poisoned cherry on top of the Ice Cream Sundae, we've had the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme ...which took out major Jewish philanthropies and major Jewish donors alike. So in this year of 2009 things are very different from 1999. For info on what's happening in the world of Jewish Philanthropy I always check with eJewishPhilanthropy.com.
Labels: 1999, 2009, American Jews, Crisis, Economy, Jewish, Madoff, Philanthropy, Ponzi