Billionaire’s non-profit launches fundraiser to thank NYPD for being ‘a true friend to the Jewish community’

A multi-million dollar non-profit organization has launched a fundraising campaign to thank the NYPD for being “a true friend to the Jewish community” amid a surge of anti-Israel protests and antisemitic attacks across the Big Apple.

The Paul E. Singer Foundation — the charitable outfit of hedge fund billionaire Paul E. Singer — is looking to raise at least $250,000 for the New York City Police Foundation and has vowed to match up to $200,000 in funds either donated or committed.

Organizers pointed to the heavy NYPD presence that kept participants safe at this year’s Israel Day Parade on Fifth Avenue — the first since Hamas’ brutal Oct. 7 massacre.

“We are grateful to everyone who marched, but we found ourselves feeling especially fortunate to have had the protection of New York’s Finest,” the organizers wrote on the fundraising page.

metro, us news, fundraising, judaism, nypd, paul singer, billionaire’s non-profit launches fundraiser to thank nypd for being ‘a true friend to the jewish community’

A non-profit has launched a fundraising campaign to thank the NYPD for being “a true friend to the Jewish community.” Getty Images

Organizers also thanked the department for protecting Jewish New Yorkers from “other threats to our community” since Hamas’ attack on Israel last year.

“The New York Police Department has been resolute in its pursuit to maintain law and order to protect all New Yorkers,” a source familiar with the campaign told The Post in a Friday interview.

“This has been particularly challenging over the past nine months for those of us in the Jewish community.”

The source cited the police presence June 10 as an angry mob descended on the Nova Music Festival Exhibition on Wall Street, which memorializes the murder and rape victims of the Oct. 7 Nova Music Festival, where 364 people were killed by Hamas terrorists.

He also pointed to the NYPD’s efforts to “restore safety and order” at Columbia University in the spring, when a mob of anti-Israel protesters descended on the Ivy League campus, including its iconic Hamilton Hall.

metro, us news, fundraising, judaism, nypd, paul singer, billionaire’s non-profit launches fundraiser to thank nypd for being ‘a true friend to the jewish community’

The fundraiser comes as the NYPD has seen 189 reports of hate crimes targeting Jewish victims in the city this year, compared to 107 during the same period last year. ZUMAPRESS.com

“All of those sort of put together inspired us to do something to demonstrate our support and we’re so eager and grateful for the police force,” the source said. “And so we wanted to put together this sort of public-facing initiative on behalf of the New York City Police Foundation.”

By Friday afternoon, more than $165,000 of the $250,000 goal had been reached. The fundraiser is expected to close around 5 p.m. Monday.

Among the contributors was author, columnist, news commentator and political adviser Dan Senor.

“I just donated to this “Thank NYPD” campaign—an important way for the local Jewish community to say thank you to New York’s Finest for having our backs this year,” Senor posted on X.

Senor previously served as senior foreign policy adviser for Mitt Romney during his 2012 bid for the presidency, as well as chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

He co-authored The Genius of Israel: The Surprising Resilience of a Divided Nation in a Turbulent World, published last year, and Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, which hit the shelves back in 2009.

The fundraiser comes as the NYPD has fielded 189 reports of hate crimes targeting Jewish victims in the city this year, compared to 107 during the same period last year.

“The terror attacks on October 7th changed the public safety landscape, and we’re still feeling the ripple effects of that terrible day,” Police Commissioner Edward Caban said at a pre-Passover security briefing this year.

OTHER NEWS

22 minutes ago

Tom Daley opens the door to competing at a record sixth Olympics in Los Angeles... as the Team GB star reveals how his children inspired a return at Paris 2024

22 minutes ago

Today we caught a glimpse of the true heart of Labour - illiberal and bullying: STEPHEN GLOVER

25 minutes ago

Rare SpaceX rocket failure shows exactly why NASA wants 2 commercial options to fly astronauts to ISS

25 minutes ago

Russian journalist who uncovered Putin's daughter now a fugitive

25 minutes ago

PSL records: Kaizer Chiefs’ youngest players ever

25 minutes ago

Microsoft decides diversity ‘no longer business critical’ and sacks DEI team

25 minutes ago

'Special' skipper defended as minutes criticism lingers

25 minutes ago

Analysts: American economy transitions to below-trend growth

25 minutes ago

Sinn Fein praises Labour commitment to repeal Tory amnesty act

26 minutes ago

Bills-Steelers join list of NFL teams holding joint practice together during 2024 training camp

26 minutes ago

Severe storms devastate upstate New York, Midwest, leaving at least 3 dead

26 minutes ago

AP Source: Bears sign Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze to four-year deals

26 minutes ago

Humana-Paredes, Wilkerson reunite for shot at Olympic beach volleyball glory

26 minutes ago

Norton Motorcycles Is Back, Will Launch Six New Bikes in the Next Three Years

26 minutes ago

Browns and LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 'struggling to see eye-to-eye' on contract talks

26 minutes ago

New mobile app by AXS allows cardless payment at commercial carparks

26 minutes ago

Duke-NUS scientists discover protein that plays key role in ageing

26 minutes ago

Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil 'rapidly becoming sister parties' but merger not likely

26 minutes ago

Chris Simms ranks 40 NFL QBs, including Cowboys' Dak Prescott

26 minutes ago

Rom-Com 'Because I Want No Loss' Starring Shin Min-a, Kim Young-dae to Premieres in August

26 minutes ago

GOP rep speaks out after attack by anti-Israel protester at RNC: We will not allow them to ‘intimidate us’

26 minutes ago

8 Best Centers The Los Angeles Lakers Could Land This Summer

26 minutes ago

‘A plague of liars’: what caused the disastrous pitches at Copa América?

26 minutes ago

‘The Crown’ Leads Departing Series In Emmy Nominations At 18

26 minutes ago

Waller says Fed getting closer to cutting interest rates as inflation slows

26 minutes ago

11 Chicago restaurants named among ‘iconic' list of restaurants nationwide

26 minutes ago

The Acolyte Episode 8: What That Red Lightsaber Means - And How It Changed

26 minutes ago

List of top Emmy nominees

26 minutes ago

A meteor streaked across the NYC skyline before disintegrating over New Jersey

26 minutes ago

‘Shogun’ tops all Emmy nominees with 25 and ‘The Bear’ leads comedies with 23, setting a new comedy series record

26 minutes ago

Emmy Awards 2024: The full list of nominations

26 minutes ago

Charli XCX hints at plans to quit music in shock career change

26 minutes ago

Olympic champion Richard Carapaz wins Tour de France Stage 17

31 minutes ago

Britain's new government commits to building Holocaust memorial

31 minutes ago

How on-time rent payments can help 'credit invisible' consumers be seen

31 minutes ago

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro to speak at RNC hours after leaving jail

31 minutes ago

Country singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during awful performance of US national anthem

31 minutes ago

John Deere turns back on wokeness, rejects DEI policies: ‘Committed to our customers’

31 minutes ago

Costco's New Deli Item Is Facing Major Criticism: 'Not Good'

31 minutes ago

Commanders have still not yet assigned Tress Way a number

ALONGWALKER VIETNAM: Kênh khám phá trải nghiệm của giới trẻ, thế giới du lịch ALONGWALKER INDONESIA: Saluran untuk mengeksplorasi pengalaman para pemuda global