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

Philanthropic Journeys

Byrna and Joe Funk's children and grandchildren found an amazing opportunity to support the Jewish Community Foundation while saying thanks to their parents and grandparents for the example of Tzedakah they have taught over the years. The Funk family donated a major gift to honor Byrna (of blessed memory) and Joe, which will cover the rent and become part of an endowment for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. These new offices bear the name "The Byrna and Joe Funk Philanthropy Center", and are conveniently located right off of Hillcrest just south of LBJ Freeway. DCJF President and CEO Meyer Bodoff said "It's exciting to be in a new location and I am truly honored that the Funks decided to brand the family name with us. We are all about L’dor V’dor, it’s one generation taking care of the next, taking care of the next. That’s what their family sees and what their philanthropy is dedicated to. Officially associating the Funk family with the Foundation accurately and succinctly captures our philanthropic mission of providing resources for families to cre­ate 'living' legacies for their favorite charitable organizations." The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation/Byrna and Joe Funk Family Philanthropic Center will become a new standard in philanthropic passion and generosity for the Dallas Community. The Foundation…

Professional Advisors Seminar

The community is invited to join the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation for our annual Professional Advisors Seminar, "It's More Than Money: Protect Your Legacy" with guest presenter Patricia Annino from Boston. This seminar, now in its 19th year, will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at the Westin Galleria beginning at 7:30am. Attending lawyers, CPA's, insurance underwriters, bankers and financial planners will receive 2 hours of continuing education; CLE, CPE, CLU, CFP and/or CTFA while enjoying a lavish breakfast at this well regarded seminar. Sponsorships are still available and many of our sponsors are included in the Dallas Business Journal's top 20 lists of law, accounting and wealth management companies. The cost is $70 per person until September 3rd, then $85 per person afterwards. The presenter Patricia Annino, of Prince Lobel Tye LLP, is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. Patricia has more than 25 years of experience serving the estate planning needs of families, individuals, and owners of closely held businesses. She is Chair of her firm's Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group as well as a member of the firm's Media Law Practice Group, where she represents authors, artists, and musicians in estate planning and probate matters. The seminar, now in its 19th year, has been a fixture in the profe…

2014 Scholarship Reception

On May 20th the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation held our annual scholarship reception at Temple Shalom. This year over $132,000 was awarded from 29 scholarship funds to 32 deserving young people. Generous and forward thinking donors created these endowed scholarship funds to ensure that future applicants of all faiths would have the means to obtain their dreams of a higher education.   “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource,” said Rusty Cooper, DJCF Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, quoting John F. Kennedy. “Through the vision of our scholarship donors, in educating these young people we are aiding our most precious resource and in doing so advancing our nation.”  Recipients, selected by an independent scholarship committee, were based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Students of all faiths and backgrounds were encouraged to apply and, while some scholarships are university specific, most allow study at the college or university of the recipient’s choice.  This year the DJCF scholarship committee, co-chaired by Marcy Helfand and Brad Roth, anonymously reviewed a record number of scholarship applications...
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Testimonials

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 - 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
As I begin to write this testimonial to DJCF the realization strikes home that this is the 30th 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

Contact Us

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

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