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 matters. …
College Scholarship Reception
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Southwest Community Foundation recently hosted its 28th Annual Scholarship Reception. The night brought together scholarship donors, committee members, scholarship recipients and their families for an inspirational evening. After navigating a fully anonymous selection process, the wait was over for recipients, committee members and donors alike as they found out who the recipients were! After learning more about the student recipients, the future looks brighter knowing they are the next generation of leaders. We are proud to be part of their journey.
This year's scholarship recipients include medical and law students, future teachers and engineers, and many other undergraduate and graduate students who come from a variety of backgrounds, faiths, and expertise. The majority of the scholarships were based on financial need, academic merit, extracurricular involvement, and/or community service. Through 37 different funds, 50 scholarships were awarded this year.
Since 1991, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Southwest Community Foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships, helping over 766 students attain college degrees. Each scholarship fund was created based on the donor's vision, so no two scholarships are alike. Please contact the Foundation if you are interested in your own personalized legacy or to hono…
Funders' File Spring 2019
The 2019 Spring 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.
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!
Independent Audit Report
to see our independent audit report for 2018.
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.