2019 DJCF/SWCF Annual Meeting

Excitement. Gratitude. Generosity.

Nearly 300 people attended our recent Annual Meeting to honor 18 Unsung Heroes, learn more about the two Foundations and be the first to hear which agencies received grants from the Sylvan T. Baer Fund. Becuase the applause was so loud at times, we are listing below the grant awards and agency recipients. Check back soon to see photos and learn more about this wonderful event. 

In 1965, the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation was created with one simple directive: give $100 to needy and deserving Jews in the Dallas Community. Little did Mr. Baer know this simple directive would grow into more than $7 million in support for nonprofit religious, scientific, literary, medical, educational and other charitable organizations. For these reasons, the DJCF is especially proud to serve as advisors for Bank of America and the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation.




General operations, building expansion and ongoing programs to support the thousands of youths BBYO serves.




Day Habilitation services and life skills programs that impart independence and self-sufficiency to adults with intellectual disabilities.


Congregation Beth Torah


Part-time specialist for its pilot program to provide learning support for 25, K-12 students with learning disabilities.


Foster Kids Charity


Annual Chance! program for 100 foster kids of Jewish heritage to attend camp where they develop and reinforce positive childhood experiences.


Jewish Community Center


Mind, Body, Soul initiative to provide hot Kosher lunches and weekend meals to 2,580 senior and elderly members throughout the community.


Jewish Family Services


Ongoing support for a range of services that help older adults and the elderly, regardless of religion, maintain independence in their communities.


Mesorah High School


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and projects and college prep  for 30 female recipients.


The Ann and Nate Levine Academy


Technology, security and audio-visual upgrades and capital improvements for the 550-person staff and 10.5-acre property.


The Intown Chabad


East Dallas/Lakewood expansion to accommodate nearly 750 people and outreach that’s to extend east of Central Expressway.


The Legacy Senior Communities


Support of new Director of Rabbinical Programs and the hiring of an additional Rabbi for three locations.


UT Chabad House


Dallas UT Alumni engagement program to bring more Dallas UT Alumni into the broader Dallas Community through social events.


Akiba Yavneh Academy



Establishment of a Makerspace lab and 3D printer and 17 support staff that engage and enhance STEM education using Art.. 


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…
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Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
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Dallas, Texas 75230

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