"...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

This year's Professional Advisors 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.  Now in its 24th year, this Professional Advisors Seminar will begin at 7:30am 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.     Click here to register for the 24th Annual Professional Advisors Seminar Cli…

2019 DJCF/SWCF Annual Meeting

Excitement. Gratitude. Generosity. -> Infusing $175,000 into the Local Jewish Community. -> Recognizing DFW’s Dedicated Nonprofit Staff & Volunteers. -> Enjoying Lavish Desserts. -> Welcoming New Board Members and Path Forward. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the DJCF/SWCF Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 30th at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy what promises to be an inspirational program full of exciting community announcements and lavish desserts. The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation’s 2019 Grant Recipients will be announced! Bank of America, Trustee of this Foundation, will generously infuse nearly $175,000 into our local Jewish community by revealing its 2019 grantees and award amounts. The DJCF/SWCF also recognizes that agencies cannot survive without the lifeblood & dedication from staff and volunteers, especially the ones behind the scenes. The Foundations will recognize those vital employees and volunteers – our community’s Unsung Heroes. They work tirelessly with no expectation of recognition but are immensely deserving of this and more. Unsung Heroes will be recognized from the following partner agencies: Aaron Family Jewish Community Center Akiba Yavneh Academies Ann & Nate Levine Academy Be The Difference B’nai B’rith Youth Organization …

Funders' File Fall 2019

The 2019 Fall 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.


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