2020 Annual Meeting Wrap Up!

Even the pandemic couldn’t prevent this year’s annual meeting from being a huge success!

The evening was spent celebrating and honoring the many agencies, volunteers and employees, and DJCF/SWCF leadership. Hundreds of attendees experienced, firsthand, the extraordinary work the DJCF/SWCF has accomplished both in and around the community and all the great work done behind the scenes of so many different nonprofits – the Unsung Heroes (see them here).

These nonprofits vary in size and mission but all share one thing in common, they partner with the DJCF/SWCF to be their fiscal manager. And, as has been every year, participants learned which agencies were the recipients of this year’s nearly $130,000 in grants from the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation.

Congratulations to all the agencies whose great work is admired and to those whose work will now be just a little (financially) easier because of the generosity of Sylvan T. Baer Foundation.

  • Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery in conjunction with JFS and Sharsheret
    $10,000 This grant will initiate a communication campaign to serve North Texas Jewish women. This unified campaign will continue to expand awareness of all the breast cancer support resources available in collaboration with Sharsheret and JFS.
  • Congregation Anshai Torah
    $7,500 This grant will provide the wiring for internet, power and a sound system as well as purchase the equipment needed to live stream.
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum
    $12,000 The Museum will use this grant to begin programming the Digital Permanent Exhibition. This will provide students and educators with a valuable education resource to use both virtually and in the classroom.
  • Dallas Jewish Historical Society
    $10,000 The grant award is for Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s annual fundraising plan, to help ensure their mission.
  • Hillels of North Texas
    $5,000 This grant award is for general operating funds to flexibly engage Jewish students with their Hillel Pods -- a new cohort to keep students involved through small group activities based on their interests.
  • Moishe House Dallas
    $5,000 To ensure programming is ongoing throughout the year, this grant will help create a continuous pipeline of Jewish engagement.
  • Tiferet Israel Congregation
    $6,000 This grant will support enhancing their online presence by acquiring equipment and software tools.
  • Torah Day School of Dallas
    $25,000 grant award will help create a large safe playground area with the proper equipment and since the Texas sun shines brightly, provide shade to keep the children and teachersnsafe.
  • URJ Greene Family Camp
    $50,000 Given the loss of revenue, Greene Family Camp will use the grant from the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation for operations and preparation for opening day in April 2021.

With amazing plans in the works, we are already planning for our next annual meeting and looking forward to again sharing this event in person.

Thank you again to all who participated and for making this year’s annual meeting such a memorable experience.





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