NEW YORK — “I’m a very lucky man,” Abbey Doneger, president of The Doneger Group buying office, said last week during his speech at a UJA-Federation fund-raiser.
Doneger was honored by the UJA for his support of the charitable organization and other philanthropic causes.
He seized the occasion to say he was lucky to have a family that “always provided me with a consistent source of strength and support.” He also paid tribute to his father, the late Henry Doneger, who in 1946 founded the Doneger buying office, now the largest independent resident buying office in the country. He said that his father “propelled the company to the forefront of the resident buying office industry.” Two other industry leaders, Andrew Kahn, chief executive officer of Kahn Lucas Lancaster, and Mary Kwan, vice president and general merchandise manager of children’s apparel for Sears, Roebuck & Co., were also honored at the dinner engagement, which drew a crowd of about 450 people at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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