In keeping with national efforts to mitigate the Covid-19 health crisis, Foundation offices closed to the public March 18, 2020

Though onsite operations have briefly ceased, office staff are equipped to continue serving our fundholders, partners and constituents without disruption. We are confident the country will quickly resume its normal day-to-day and we are ready when it does. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Join Us For Our Virtual Series!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our timely and informative presentation, “Where Is the Stock Market Heading?” Join us for our final free event in the Summer Series open to the public to learn how to have the kind of conversations every family should be thinking about.

Building Your Castle: A New Perspective On Wealth Transfer and Charitable Giving.
August 19, 2020, 5:30 pm
presented by
Christian S. Kelso, Esq.,
Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP

Well known estate planning attorney Christian Kelso will incorporate compelling examples from history and philosophy to provide a greater depth of understanding. Building Your Castle will serve as a bridge between the rigid legal world of estate planning and the emotional world of family relationships.

In addition, Building Your Castle also addresses issues such as when to speak with children about family wealth, how to deal with children's spouses, and how to prepare for incapacity of a patriarch or other family member. At the center of this program is the family meeting, which promotes a holistic, goal-oriented approach to the management, preservation, and transfer of family wealth.

Christian’s quirky, academic, and fun style turn a subject most people find boring and difficult into something approachable, enlightening, and easy to learn.

Don’t miss out!

DJCF College Scholarship Program

While we can’t physically be together because of COVID-19, the celebration will go on.

The last day of May was to be the 29th Annual Scholarship Reception. Showcasing for 29 years some amazing local students and reminding our community that it if wasn’t for the generous donors these scholarships wouldn’t be possible. While we can’t physically be together due to COVID-19 the celebration will continue in a different fashion. This year, nearly 50 student recipients and their 32 scholarship donors will be featured online and in print to recognize their achievements and generosity. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Scholarship Program will once again be an inspiration to us all.

If someone would have told the 58-member committee that the student selection meeting would be via computer no one would have believed them. Though amazingly organized by the Foundation staff each year, this meeting is always complex with discussions leading to an extensive Excel filled with formulas. Prior to the meeting, the committee members’ scores of each student are averaged and compared numerically to other students for each scholarship they were eligible...

Mark Your Calendars!

As we have for the past 25 years, the DJCF will host the Annual Professional Advisors Seminar this fall, but this time virtually. We are so excited to welcome Christopher Erblich, who after resounding feedback and praise, is back by popular demand. The safety of our participants is important to us and our virtual seminar October 7, 2020, promises to be as meaningful and rewarding as the past 24 years. 
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They Need Your Help!

Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been our priority, and we are pleased to continue bringing to your attention to worthwhile initiatives in the community. This quarter's list of organizations needing your help is now available. 
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Our Mission

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.


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.

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