"...Each of us is being called to powerfully move our own lives toward the compassion we want to see in others." — Hildy Gottlieb

Professional Advisors Seminar

Solving the Puzzle of Contemporary Estate Planning
Solving the Puzzle of Contemporary Estate Planning Each year, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation convenes a Professional Advisors Seminar for more than 300 leading estate planning attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents and other financial planning professionals. Now in its twentieth year, the 2015 seminar, Solving the Puzzle of Contemporary Estate Planning, will be presented on October 1, 2015 by Samuel A. Donaldson, a Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  The seminar educates professional advisors about new and emerging techniques in the areas of charitable and planned giving, as well as estate and tax planning which may benefit their clients. It provides an excellent opportunity for professional advisors to network and share information. The seminar also provides two hours of continuing education (CLE, CLU, CFP, CPE and CTFA pending). Sam Donaldson is a nationally recognized speaker who's known for keeping his audience engaged.   Prior to joining the Georgia State faculty in 2012, he was on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law for 13 years. During his tenure at the University of Washington, he was a five-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year award from the School of Law’s Student Bar Association. Professor Donaldson served for two years as Associate Dean for Academic Admi…

Scholarship Reception

A young man who has a perfect SAT score … an incoming freshman who wants to perform stem-cell research to find a possible cure for Alzheimer's disease … and a soon-to-be senior who has 350 documented volunteer hours since she began her freshman year and has already been accepted into medical school. It was a gathering of the best and the brightest on Monday, May 18, when the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation’s (DJCF) held its 24th Annual Scholarship Reception at Temple Shalom. “We are thrilled to recognize these amazing students,” said Meyer Bodoff, president and CEO of the DCJF. “Each scholarship represents the passion and vision of our fund holders, who are not only creating their own legacy, but also helping impact the lives of these young men and women and the community. Our donors made a difference – an educational difference – in the lives of so many. ” The 38 students were awarded 26 different endowed scholarships totaling almost $110,000 that were created by donors to honor loved ones, and preserve the memory of families and community leaders. Michael Kottwitz and Brad Roth, co-chairs of the DJCF Scholarship Committee, read a description of each fund and a bit about each recipient’s background; school they attend or plan to attend; and the career they want to pursue. Students were asked to stand wh…

Donor Central

The Foundation is excited to present an updated version of DonorCentral for all fundholders to access information and recommend grants. The update has a new look, is more user-friendly and can be accessed from your smartphone.

Anyone can become familiar with the service by logging into the demo here. For fundholders who have not yet signed up for DonorCentral, you can sign up online here. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Hendricks at 214.615.5291 or email her at chendricks@djcf.org.

Our Mission

To improve our Jewish Community and the world through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources of our donors and community partners.


The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - Waldman Bros, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
Our family philanthropic fund with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, which we established approximately 5 years ago, has provided us with the ability to plan and organize our charitable giving. First, it has allowed us to contribute t…
Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, particularly under the leadership of Meyer Bodoff, continues to stand out among community organizations. Most nonprofits, focus on the "how" or "way" donors can give. In my experience with Meyer and…
Todd S. Healy, MSW, CLU, ChFC, AEP - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, HealyPartners
As I begin to write this testimonial to DJCF the realization strikes home that this is the 31st anniversary of our family's Philanthropic Fund which was initiated in 1983. From our home in Waco, we have watched the Dallas Jewish Community F…
Dr. Stanley and Florence Hersh
We have enjoyed a terrific long-standing relationship with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Professionals and families need a trusted partner, not just one with the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but one with a "heart". …
Lenny Krasnow - M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
My experiences with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation as a practicing CPA as well as a lay volunteer have been very fulfilling. In my professional dealings with the Foundation staff, they exhibit a high degree of professionalism and r…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates
My experiences with The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation have only been positive. Meyer Bodoff and his staff may be the most compassionate and capable group of people assembled in the field of philanthropy in Dallas, TX. They never fail…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
As an attorney (and CPA) who often represents families involved with complex tax and estate matters relating to wealth preservation and transfer strategies, it is reassuring to know that the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is available a…
Josh O. Ungerman, P.C. - Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

E-mail: info@djcf.org
Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942