Jay and his wife Julie Liberman believe it is their obligation to commit time to the organizations which help sustain communities.
Julie Liberman currently serves as an officer at Jewish Family Service where she pioneered an annual community baby shower which has raised hundreds of thousands diapers for families in need. She is also a former board member of the North Texas chapter of the National Autism Association and the Autism Society of Collin County where she received the 2009 Angel Award.
Jay chaired the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Dallas from 2017-2019 where he received the Leader of the Year Award in 2013. Over a decade of service at the JCC, he has served as director, treasurer and Vice President. In 2018, Jay was invited to serve on the national board of JCC Association.
In 2007, Jay and Julie co-chaired the Young Adult Event for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and participated in their Leadership Development Group. Jay further co-chaired the Men’s Event for the JFGD in both 2013 and 2014 and served on the CEO search committee in 2014.
In 2009, Jay and Julie together chaired the J Naturescape project in an effort to reintroduce children to the world around them. Realizing that the youth of today spend the majority of their time indoors staring at televisions and computers, the Naturescape offers a safe, natural, outdoor environment to explore and enjoy. In 2015, Julie furthered this vision by chairing the Backyard project at Congregation Anshai Torah.
From 2013 - 2015, Jay participated in the exclusive Wexner Heritage Program. This intensive two-year study program, founded by Leslie H. Wexner in 1985, seeks to expand the leadership vision of its members, deepen their Jewish values, and bring a Jewish language of discourse to their policy and decision-making in the community. Jay currently serves as the Dallas representative on the program’s alumni network.
In April 2011, RBC awarded Jay the Community Spirit Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions to making a difference in his community through volunteerism. In 2014, Jay was further awarded the Dick McFarland Volunteer of the Year Award by RBC Wealth Management. This award is given to one individual within RBC Wealth Management each year that shows outstanding commitment to improving their community. In 2019, Jay and Julie were named among the "Real Mensches of DFW" by Levine Academy for their volunteer work and contributions to the community.
Because we believe that the strength of the business is directly tied to the well-being of the communities where we do business, RBC Wealth Management has developed a series of programs to support community needs. In 2016, RBC Wealth Management contributed more than $4.4 million to charitable organizations through Foundation Grants, Employee Matching Gifts and Charitable Sponsorships.
Jewish Community Center of Dallas
The RBC Foundation has awarded the JCC grants from 2010 to 2018 to support a variety of programs consistent with its mission.
Jewish Family Service of Dallas
The RBC Foundation has awarded grants to JFS from 2014 to 2018 in support of its Children’s Mental Health Services program.
Other local organization receiving grants in 2018 include, but are not limited to the following:
- 29 Acres
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Lone Star
- Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
- Neurological Health Foundation
- The Arts Community Alliance, Inc. (TACA)
- University of Texas Foundation, Inc.