American Donors Pledge $26 Million to IDF at New York Dinner
Ynet – The US-based Friends of the IDF organization (FIDF) held its annual fundraiser on Tuesday and raised $26 million – NIS 98 million – in favor of the Israeli military.
Over 1,300 prominent business and philanthropic leaders attended the $1,000-a-plate gala dinner, which was held at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Among those attending the gala were Israel’s Military Attaché in Washington Major-General Gadi Shamni, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and FIDF National Director Maj-Gen (Res.) Jerry Gershon.