First Responders are Shown Some Love

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has many funds that utilize volunteers but often these volunteers do so anonymously to respect the applicants’ personal information and the volunteers never know the applicants. Contrary to this usual practice, there are some funds when the volunteers get to meet the recipients and those are cherished moments. For example, 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. The First Responders Fund of the DJCF pays for holiday dessert trays to go to dozens of locations around Dallas. This is just a small way to say thank you to our first responders for being on duty to protect and serve each of us and to remind them we appreciate all they do to help keep us safe. This year more than 30 families and individuals made these deliveries all over the Metroplex, including stations in Wylie, Richardson, Lewisville, Plano and Dallas. Some volunteers intentionally chose stations far away to ensure those that normally don’t get treats from their neighbors got the attention and love they deserve. One volunteer appreciated the opportunity to say thank you to some of the most important people in our Dallas Community. Another said they probably liked it more than the recipients!! It was a feel good moment for so many, not just the recipients. Our community rallied together after the tragic shooting of five noble Dallas police officers three years ago and since then the First Responders Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has provided a feeling of love and appreciation. Through the generosity of others, the number of trays continue to grow each year. Let us keep that united spirit alive and continue to show our support. To learn more or to volunteer for the next delivery please write to volunteer@djcf.org.

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.

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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