"...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

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 m…

2019 Unsung Heroes

Most people do not realize that nearly half of our funds under management are owned by nonprofit organizations. The Foundation concentrates on managing the funds of these nonprofits so they can concentrate on the important services they provide. Since our nonprofits do such meaningful work, we created a project to recognize the people behind-the-scenes make these organizations so impactful. All of our custodial agencies are invited to participate in this Fall’s “Unsung Heroes".    This is a voluntary opportunity for an agency to recognize a staff person or volunteer* that is not generally seen but is a driving force in your agency. Nonprofit agencies cannot survive without financial resources, but we also know agencies cannot survive without the lifeblood & dedication from staff -- especially those behind-the-scenes. Together, we will recognize those vital employees and volunteers at our Annual Meeting on October 30, 2019. Our annual meeting has become a source of inspiration in the community and we know this is the perfect venue to show what amazing nonprofit employees and volunteers Dallas has helping to shape the wonderful community in which we live.  *This year, agencies with five or less employees can recognize a volunteer who is not a major financial donor. What we need – Unsung hero’s name, photo and brief paragraph…

Funders' File Spring 2019


The 2019 Summer 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.
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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!
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Independent Audit Report

Click here to see our independent audit report for 2018.

Our Mission

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.

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 - CD Wealth Management, 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
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