"...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. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30am, the seminar is from 8:00am - 10:15am. 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 Associ…

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. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax first captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition; he went on to win the Young Concert Artists Michaels Award (1975), and the Avery Fisher Pr…

Apply for New Funding

New Source of Funding up to $36,000! The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is now accepting Phase One grant proposals to benefit your organization or synagogue. Now is the time to utilize your imaginative and innovative spirit to develop an initiative, project or program categorized as Creative, Cultural or Critical. We are seeking innovative and impactful approaches and solutions to challenges faced by organizations serving Greater Jewish Dallas. A total of up to $108,917 may be distributed with individual maximum awards of $36,000. If your project or initiative is selected to advance to Phase Two, a more in-depth inquiry, you will be notified by Friday, October 30.

Does your non-profit organization meet these requirements?

  • 501(c)3 organization classification or affiliation
  • Board of Directors oversight
  • Serving the Greater Dallas area
  • In existence and operating a minimum of one year

Phase One proposals must be received by 3PM Friday, September 25th.

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