Professional Advisors Seminar
Now in its 24th year, this annual Professional Advisors Seminar has presented a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. This year's seminar, "Tax Changes Affecting Estate Planning and Charitable Giving", provides an invaluable networking opportunity with advisors that take advantage of new information about emerging techniques in areas of charitable and planned giving and estate and tax planning. Attendees enjoy a lavish breakfast and receive continuing education credits in their field. The Professional Advisors Seminar will take place at 8:30am on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Westin Galleria.
This year, the Foundation is pleased to welcome Ronald D. Aucutt, Senior Fiduciary Counsel with Bessemer Trust. Ron’s career has focused on planning and controversy matters involving the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, the income taxation of trusts and estates, and the rules regarding tax-exempt organizations and charitable contributions. He advises lawyers and other professionals on tax planning and controversy issues and is experienced in resolving tax issues through rulings from the Internal Revenue Service’s National Office. He has contributed to the formation of tax policy through legislation and Treasury regulations and has served as an expert witness in estate and gift tax matters. …
College Scholarship Reception
The DJCF/SWCF College Scholarship Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm at the Aaron Family JCC at 7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230. This annual event is always meaningful as students and families from all walks of life meet donors, their families, and committee members that help make their education possible. This event is especially thrilling for the committee who have dedicated countless hours evaluating scholarship applications. This is the first time the scholarship recipients are revealed. This year over 50 scholarships, totaling over $130,000, will be awarded.
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Southwest Community Foundation take great pride in the administration of its college scholarship program. These higher education scholarships are open to eligible students from Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. Students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply, and then each student is put in the pool for whichever scholarship he/she is eligible. In addition, there are many specialty scholarships to students studying in Israel, at SMU, the University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M, as well as Jewish students from Texas towns with two or fewer congregations.
Since the applications are anonymous to ensure a fair evaluation, it is the content of the application that is measured. This process sets these scholarships apart from other academic awar…
Funders' File Spring 2019
The 2019 Spring Edition of Funders’ File, a publication of special programs in our community which are in need of support, is now available! Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been our priority, and we are pleased to continue bringing to your attention several interesting initiatives.
First Responders Appreciation
The First Responders Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, along with the help of Preston and Forest Tom Thumb Bakery, helped make a brighter Christmas for hundreds of First Responders at fire, police and 911 call stations!
Independent Audit Report
to see our independent audit report for 2018.
Guided by our faith and traditions, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation seeks to improve our community and the world by empowering the philanthropic vision and passions of our fundholders and community partners.