Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund
It's not an anomaly for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation to create special moments inspired by the personal passions of our generous fundholders. Now, the DJCF has a new opportunity, to inspire teen philanthropy. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was created by two sisters as a B'not Mitzvah Community Service Project. Abby and Ellie Roth wanted to direct their energies towards a lasting Mitzvah instead of a one-time gift. They settled on a way of raising funds themselves and also donating a percentage of any financial gifts they receive as a result of their own B'not Mitzvah.
Recognizing the power of Community, Abby and Ellie decided to take the next logical step and create a Challenge Fund so that all other Bar and Bat Mitzvah students in Dallas and beyond could participate. The Roth sisters hope that other students will make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation their choice for their Community Service Project donations. Furthermore, the Roth sisters challenge other students to commit a percentage of any financial gifts they receive to this fund.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is distinct in that it is a fund created by the next generation of donors. The Mitzvah Scholarship Award will go to a graduating high school senior(s) t…
Priya Fund Update
Please join us for a community-wide parlor meeting on Monday, May 9th, at 6:45pm to learn about Priya, a Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. If you would like to join us, please RSVP by calling 214.615.9351 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that 1 in 8 couples are impacted by infertility, and the average IVF treatment costs over $12,000? Infertility is a life crisis that affects couples both financially as we all as emotionally. Are you a couple struggling with infertility? Do you want to help perpetuate Jewish life by making a financial contribution? The Priya Fund was created by a grateful Jewish couple to assist others with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Since the fund's inception, thanks to generous donors, the fund has made almost $50,000 in grants to fourteen Jewish couples resulting in 6 babies by birth or adoption. Priya Fund is one of the only charitable funds in the country who provides this type of assistance to Jewish couples of every Jewish denomination. The application process for Priya, A Jewish Reproduction Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is now open for the June grant process. Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2016, with an early June notification.
Through community education and fundraising, the fund’s goal is to financially assist families wi…
Faces of the Foundation
Faces of the Foundation features the personal stories and observations of people involved with the Foundation. Leadership, scholarship recipients, and those who have benefited from our philanthropy. Each week we feature another face and story.
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"Establishing a scholarship fund at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has proven to be an immense joy to clients who have done so. Scholarships may be created to fulfill the criteria that are most important to the scholarship donor. Some scholarships are created specifically for a single college or university, others for a field of study, and others for general purposes. Scholarship donors can help craft the eligibility requirements and they can name the scholarship in honor or memory of someone important to them...
To improve our Jewish Community and the world through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources of our donors and community partners.