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..