"...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

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 Administration and for six years as the Director of the law …

An Unforgettable Evening

At the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, we are all about creating moments. Fundholders like you create moments through your generous philanthropy or personal causes you feel passionate about while financial advisors and planners throughout the Dallas area support our efforts by serving on committees and referring the Foundation to their clients. As a "thank you" for your tremendous support and continued commitment to the Foundation, we invite you to hear Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax in recital on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Winspear Opera House. The event, co-sponsored by the Foundation and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, promises to be "An Unforgettable Evening." It's not often that you get to hear two world-renowned, talented musicians in concerts, let alone in a venue as beautiful as the Winspear. A very generous donor is covering the cost of the event, so all of the sponsorship funds raised for the event will go to the Foundation to enhance its ability to raise endowment for the community. With a few, rare exceptions, Jewish organizations are so focused on their annual budgets that they never get around to asking their most dedicated supporters for endowment funds. That task has fallen to the Foundation; we need to expand our funding in order for it to do a better job in raising endowment. If you wish to provide additional support to the Foundation as an ev…

Vist Our New Facebook Page

We at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation are thrilled to officially launch our Facebook page. We hope you will “like” our page, and help us spread the word. Also, be on the lookout for blog postings, relevant news articles, upcoming events, scholarships opportunities and more! We will use this platform to share all the great things that are happening in our world!

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Our Mission

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

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 - 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