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!


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.

Call 972.437.9950
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm CST
Thursday-Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST

Other Ways to Donate to JFS

The JFS FoundationSociety of LifeHow Your Gift HelpsIn-Kind DonationsEvents


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.


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
Robin Sachs, Vice President
Ruthy Rosenberg, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

David Fields
Ron Foxman
Linda Garner
Rick Golman
Dr. Robert Gross
Larry Kohn
Stan Levenson
William N. Roth

Immediate Past President

Joel Litman

To find out more about The Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Foundation, planned giving and legacy gifts please contact Abbie Kauffman, Director of Development, at 469.206.1635 or

Founded in 2005, the prestigious Society of Life was created to celebrate and financially support Jewish Family Service’s life-changing work.

This giving circle affords donors of $1,800 or more the opportunity to provide sustaining support for our wide array of expert mental-health and social services. These contributions make it possible for us to offer services on a sliding fee scale—ensuring no client is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Jewish Family Service is pleased to recognize our Society of Life members annually through special invitations, updates, and recognition through events, newsletters and our website.

Below you’ll find suggested giving levels and examples of the impact your support can have on individuals and families in need. We hope you will make your gift today.

Society of Life Membership Levels

(100% of Your Gift is Tax Deductible.)

$25,000 Ambassador Membership

could underwrite a professional staff person to work with over 470 children through the School Mental Health Program.

$15,000 Benefactor Membership

could deliver a month of kosher meals to 87 elderly individuals.

$10,000 Partner Membership

could deliver 100 hours of counseling for children, adults and families.

$5,000 Guardian Membership

could provide 50 elderly individuals with a month of case management so they may safely live independently.

$2,500 Family Membership

could deliver training workshops to 40 individuals seeking employment.

$1,800 Chai Membership

could provide food assistance to 90 individuals.

Should you have further questions, please contact Cheryl Scaglione, Development Manager at 972.437.9950 or

Your gift to Jewish Family Service always makes a difference:


provides 50 elderly individuals with a month of case management so they may live safely & independently.


provides safety planning and counseling for 25 women impacted by family violence.


provides food assistance to 100 individuals.


subsidizes 10 play-therapy sessions for a child distraught over his or her parents’ divorce.


subsidizes 5 counseling sessions for a family coping with a teen’s depression of a child’s out-of-control behavior.


provides career testing, assessment, & guidance for a man or woman who has been out of work for months.


provides 18 kosher home-delivered meals to a frail senior.


provides grief counseling for 12 people.

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 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:

Diaper Shower

Did you know that food stamps don’t cover diapers? Without diapers, a child can’t go to daycare and without daycare, a parent can’t go to work to support the family.  That’s why every year we ask the community to help us stock the JFS Food Pantry with diapers, pull-ups, and wipes for families in need. In 2016, we collected more than 62,000 diapers and 30,000 wipes.

Please check back soon for details about our 2017 Diaper Shower.

Woman to Woman

Founded in 2004 by board member, Ethel Silvergold Zale, the biennial Woman to Woman event celebrates the power and impact of women in our community. The event provides substantial support for the programs and services at JFS and helps to grow the agency’s mission. Past guest speakers have included Goldie Hawn (2016), Bette Midler (2014), and Diane von Furstenberg (2010).

Check back soon for updates on our 2018 Woman to Woman Luncheon.

SNP Honors

The Special Needs Partnership at Jewish Family Service’s “SNP Honors” honors outstanding contributors and role models for advancing the special needs movement in our community.  The event also raises important dollars to support the Partnership’s work year round.  We are very grateful to all of the community partners who are highly deserving of our gratitude for making Dallas a more inclusive city and for all of their efforts that have so positively impacted so many individuals and families.


Just For Show

Just For Show is a casual evening of comedy and community.

Please check back for details on our 2019 Just For Show event.