"...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

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation College Scholarship Reception will be held on Monday, May 18 at 7pm at Temple Shalom. The community is invited to this event, considered by many to be the spotlight event for our Foundation. It’s the opportunity for us to showcase the future, in the form of amazing and bright college students, while honoring our donors, those that endowed scholarships to the DJCF to make these students’ education possible. Since the application process is strictly anonymous, the Scholarship Reception is especially meaningful for the volunteers who comprise the scholarship selection committee.  It provides the opportunity to meet the recipients who have remained nameless throughout the process as well as their families who often attend. Since many of the scholarships are open to students of all backgrounds and faiths, it is a true multi-generational and multi-cultural night. The scholarships to be distributed are: Farra Julianne Bloom Memorial Endowment Benefitting Children, Barbara Kay Levy Calick Scholarship, Frank Gilford Scholarship, Joe Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Fashion and Retailing, Annette Golman Jayson and Frances Goodman Golman Scholarship, Joe H. Golman Leadership and Community Service Scholarship, Donald J. Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship, Bill Jayson Jewish Studies Scholarship, Jonas Family Scholarship, Sam and Ann…

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