"...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…

Investment Philosophy

The investment philosophy of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is conservatively based, building upon an Endowment Model pioneered by Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT Universities in the 1990’s with one major difference; the Foundation portfolio does not include illiquid assets such as Private Real Estate or Private Equity. We attribute our continued success to adherence to the original values upon which the Investment Committee was established decades ago. We incorporate broad diversification across traditional asset classes and non-correlated strategies to accomplish consistent, competitive risk-adjusted return results. We offer 7 models ranging from 60% equity in Model 1 to 0% equity in Model 7 to allow our fundholders to easily increase or decrease their risk/return target. Our Investment Committee members serve as investment management consultants, allowing us to minimize investment expenses, eliminate money manager risk, and remain focused on our charitable goals while providing an open forum for fundholders to observe.  The asset allocation process of the committee involves an in-depth discussion of all relevant economic and market issues, both opportunities and risks which are appropriately reflected in the portfolio. Committee members access research from money management firms, research companies, Wall Street investment houses and the media in addi…

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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.

 

A New Record

The staff recently celebrated a milestone in the forty-two year history of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. We have reached over $180,000,000 in assets under management.

 

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
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

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