Numbers...Vision...Mission

Posted by Meyer L. Bodoff, CAP®

Three words that are not usually strung together in the same thought.

Numbers.

Have you ever noticed that our world is made up of three kinds of people? Those who understand math and those who don’t. But you don’t need to be a math wizard to understand some basic numbers.

An equation… the measure of the generosity of our fundholders multiplied by the future potential of these wonderful and gifted students equals infinite promise.

Vision

You can easily tell that our college scholarship award winners have a vision and they will acquire the skills to do great things. And it is great things that we expect from them. Our scholarship fundholders have a vision that is truly inspiring.

Giving a onetime charitable gift today may be nice, and it is. But making a gift that will continue to be made every year in perpetuity- that is transformational.  And it is the true definition of philanthropy.

There is a quote, that describes our fundholders, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. But vision combined with action, now that can change the world.” By creating these scholarship funds our fundholders are using these outstanding students as their legacy to make this world a better place.

Mission

It is our mission that brings us all together.

“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.” Our college scholarship program is evidence that this mission is being fulfilled.

Mahatma Gandhi said the future is built entirely on what we do today. Then to our scholarship recipients, our fundholders, our committee members, our committee chairs, our trustees, officers, our chairman, and our staff, thank you, thank you for doing what you do today, because you are building a bright and noble future for tomorrow.

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