Posted by Meyer L. Bodoff, CAPĀ®

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


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.


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.


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.

Faces Of The Foundation

We believe that the Jewish Community Foundation is one of the lowest cost, most efficient, best managed foundations we know of...
Joyce and Selly Belofsky
While I was giving birth to my son three years ago, I went suddenly blind. I had to move forward with my life, so I decided to get a guide dog, Roxi. Thank you for caring, and for being so generous. You are changing lives...
Chag Sameach, Ruth & Roxi
We delight in the vibrant, diverse, active, growing greater Dallas Jewish community, and feel our participation with the DJCF assures its continued growth and development...
Carol and Harold Pinker
Through the visionary grant of the DJCF, the Gardens of Friendship project is opening the world of gardening to our children, helping them grow and bloom along with their gardens...
2016 Gardens of Friendship Project Recipient
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
Establishing a scholarship fund at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has proven to be an immense joy to clients who have done so...
Ira Silverman, Silverman Goodwin LLP
The two time assistance from the Priya Fund allowed us to focus on the physical aspect of the treatment. Thank G-d, we are now the proud parents of Ari and Eliana...
Shira and Dmitriy Olukhov and Family
For me, the reward of being a DJCF fund holder is equally matched by the honor of serving on a DJCF scholarship committee...
Ann Zimmerman Gallant
I am forever indebted to DJCF for their generosity in awarding me scholarships* to receive my college degree...
Jordan Herskowitz
Having a DJCF donor advised fund for many years has greatly simplified our charitable giving. Through our donor advised fund, we are able to recommend grants to many worthy organizations and fulfill our desire to help make the world a bette…
Julie and Scott Miller and Family

Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family
Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942