Thank you for your interest in supporting the life-changing work of JFS. Each contribution helps ensure that services are available to anyone in need—regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
All of these efforts do make a difference in the lives of the people we serve—a difference in your community. Thank you for investing in the emotional health and self-sufficiency of our clients!
If you would like to restrict your donation to a specific service area or program, please designate the name of the program in the additional notes section. (ex: PLAN, Priya, Special Needs, etc.)
Running into trouble? Give our Development Manager a call! Cheryl Scaglione – 469.206.1664
Online donations can also be made to a named fund at the JFS Foundation. Learn more about the JFS Foundation and planned giving opportunities.
Donate By Phone
You may make a financial donation to Jewish Family Service by calling during our normal office hours. Please have your credit card ready when you call.
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST
Other Ways to Donate to JFS
Society of Life: JFS Major Donor Giving Society
Since its founding in 2005, Society of Life has given donors of $1,800 or more recognition for providing sustaining support to our wide array of expert mental-health and social services. These annual contributions make it possible for us to offer services on a sliding fee scale — that can go to $0 — ensuring no client is turned away because of an inability to pay.
We are pleased to introduce new giving levels and benefits within Society of Life. These expanded levels ($1,800–$50,000+) give us an opportunity to thank and engage our generous donors throughout the year with access to special events, unique opportunities to interact and learn more intimately about the work of Jewish Family Service, and public recognition of the vital support each donor provides to the agency.
A donor’s level will be determined by the cumulative amount given directly to JFS within our fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). Please note that this amount does not include in-kind donations.
These changes will also affect our annual fundraising events, Woman to Woman and Just For Show. What have previously been considered sponsorship benefits will now be a part of a donor’s Society of Life level benefits.
Any questions about the new Society of Life giving levels can be directed to Judy Schecter, our Director of Development, at 972.663.5535 or email@example.com.
Support the JFS Foundation
Established in 2012, the JFS Foundation supports the long-term viability of the mental health and social services of Jewish Family Service through planned giving and endowments. It allows thoughtful, generous participants to make a lasting difference in our community by establishing or contributing to a fund in memory or honor of a loved individual or family.
INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF JFS & ITS LONG-TERM SUCCESS.
While a yearly contribution to the Agency is necessary for enabling JFS to grow in response to increasing community and social needs, a gift to the JFS Foundation is your distinctive opportunity to sustain your name and personalized commitment to JFS. Your gift will grow for years to come and allows you to focus your support to specific interests and services that honor your loved ones. In addition, your gifts create further insurance, so that should personal, annual Agency giving fall short, and/or grant funding be reduced, a reliable source of support will be available to maintain JFS’ nationally accredited and professional services to any child, teen, adult or older adult in need. Foundation funds ensure service availability to anyone in need and contribute to the best of all possible worlds.
Planned Giving and Endowment
For more than 65 years, Jewish Family Service (JFS) has served the greater Dallas community, opening our doors to make the most impactful mental-health and social services available to anyone in need. Annually, people have opened their hearts to make contributions to JFS to support our many services. This has greatly helped offset changes in funding from organizations, the government or foundations and helped sustain and grow our services to meet community needs.
To address these funding changes, it becomes increasingly important for JFS to secure endowment funds. These funds create further insurance, so that should personal, annual giving fall short and/or institutional funding be reduced, a reliable source of support will be available to maintain JFS services.
There are many types of gifts that can help sustain JFS for the future, such as life-insurance policies, stocks, bonds, real estate and mineral rights. Staff works closely with each donor to customize a gift that reflects the donor’s concern for the varied challenges people face when they turn to JFS and the donor’s passion for helping people address, manage and overcome these challenges. At JFS, we want all donors to feel a personal connection and family pride in the way they are strengthening their community for generations.
Opening one’s heart, through a gift today or one that will be realized tomorrow, keeps our doors open and our services available, enabling JFS to continue to provide help and hope for the future of our community.
JFS Foundation Board of Directors
On behalf of the Foundation Board, please let us know if we can provide any additional information about our efforts. Thank you for your continued interest in the important work of Jewish Family Service Foundation and our role in sustaining its services to all in need.
Irv Munn, President
Jeff Kerstine, Vice President
Larry Kohn, Secretary/Treasurer
William N. Roth
To find out more about The Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Foundation, planned giving and legacy gifts please contact Judy Schecter, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at 972.663.5535 or jschecter@JFSdallas.org.
An in-kind donation to JFS—the donation of a product or service—can provide cost savings and help us maximize our services to families in need.
We always appreciate any donation of the following high-demand items for our Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance program:
- canned meats
- peanut butter
- diabetic food
- toiletries (shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
- snack foods (cake mix, chips, breakfast bars, cookies)
- cleaning supplies
- gift cards to grocery or retail stores
If you’re interested in hosting a food drive in your neighborhood, school, house of worship, or workplace, please contact our team at 972.437.9950 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Food Pantry team can provide additional information about current Food Pantry needs and resources that will help your drive succeed.
Clothing, Furniture, Household Items
These items are accepted as donations to The Resale Shop. The Resale Shop is operated by JFS and provide funding support to Jewish Family Service’s programs and services which are available to anyone in need. Learn more about donating to The Resale Shop.
The following are reoccurring events at Jewish Family Service: