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The impact of JEN is reflected of you.

As musicians, educators, fans and aficionados of jazz culture, we all individually have a legacy of this music to develop and share within our own lives. Through our Network, however, that legacy is molded and amplified in impactful measures both small and large amongst our individual and extended communities. It is witnessed in the student finding inspiration and confidence on their instrument; amongst writers making connections for their compositions and arrangements; between performers experiencing depth and beauty on the bandstand.

The impact of JEN is felt through you. 

The Jazz Education Network is presently at a financial crossroads that will determine its capability moving forward. Over the last few years as costs have rapidly increased and the pandemic fundamentally reset the nonprofit and artistic landscape, JEN’s leadership has made conscious efforts to minimize these burdens on its constituent members while maintaining and even expanding upon your quality of experience year-round. Further, new strategic plans are in motion to ensure that the Network is positioned to proliferate your impact to still wider reaches and audiences. This is an inflection point in JEN’s legacy that you have the direct power to shape!

The impact of JEN is made by you.

As a publicly charitable organization, JEN is funded in large part by your individual contributions and partnerships with sponsoring organizations. Memberships maintain access to JEN’s services and programs – but it is through generous giving that our Network is able to sustain itself year over year. Without the support of our caring donor community, representing our  distinct culture of philanthropy, we would not be able to deliver our collective impact among current and future generations of jazz musicians and audience.

The impact of JEN belongs to you.

JEN needs your help to further this indelible impact. Your gift today ensures this continuity remains strong for the future.

HOW YOUR GIFT MULTIPLIES INDIVIDUAL IMPACT

$100 – A gift of $100 can support a full JEN membership for an aspiring artist educator to join the network of those more established in the field.

$250 – Scholarships Awards: A gift of $250 can help support a student scholarship award to further a young musician’s educational aspirations.

$500 – JAZZ2U Grants/Community Engagement: Assist in funding a speaker, clinician, or performer, at any event that will bring jazz to new or existing audiences via schools, community centers, performances or informances by quality performers and advanced educators. This  program impacts thousands of students across the country.

$1,000 – Digital programming: Jazz Education Network Webinars has allowed our artist educator network to stay  active, keeping all of us connected with access to quality online programs that are evergreen. A gift of $1000 will help cover operational costs to continue bringing digital programs to the  jazz community.

$2,500 – Personnel Support: A gift of $2500 can help us keep our dedicated team who work tirelessly to keep Jazz Education Network programs and daily operations afloat.

$10,000 –Program Support: A gift of $10,000 can fully fund an entire annual program such as the Sisters In Jazz Combo or Young Composers Showcase.

FUN-RAISING : LET’S ADD SOME COMPETITION

As part of the Jazz Education Network’s rally to raise $60,000 this spring in honor of its impact amongst our community, we are hosting a friendly contest!

Always thought that nothing can top the finesse and dexterity in woodwind playing?

Favor more the brilliance in brass? Know that vocals bring vibrancy?

Revel in the possibilities of strings, electronics, and more?

Certain that everyone would be lost without a consistent rhythm section?

Well now is your chance to rep your instrumental family for a good cause.

Declare for your instrumental TEAM of choice and encourage your fellow musicians to do likewise when giving to JEN. Tag your favorite reps for your TEAM on social media with #JENImpact! At the end of the Spring Impact Fund drive on June 21, 2023 the declared TEAM that has collectively raised the most funds will have the honor and pride of earning our leadership’s matching donations.

Don’t let [insert bitter rivals here] get the better of you • give towards your TEAM today!
Winners of our free Sweepstakes are as follows:

Ryan Cerullo – 1 Year Full JEN Membership + 1 Registration to the 2024 Conference

Alon Nechushtan & Michael Medrick – 1 Year Full JEN Membership

Kelly Perez, Ashley Hines, & Peter Chatterjee – JEN Swag Bags

(No contribution or fee required for entry, full contest Terms & Conditions here)

FINAL STANDINGS AS OF June 22, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS to TEAM ALL-UPBEATS for raising the most money during the run of our Spring Impact Contest!
(STRINGS+) I'm on TEAM BOWINGS, BEEPS, AND BOOPS
$100 10.5%
(WOODWINDS) I'm on TEAM REEDS 'N' THINGS
$103 10.82%
(VOCALS) I'm on TEAM BREEZY CORDS
$26 2.73%
(BRASS) I'm on TEAM SHINY TUBES
$104 10.92%
(RHYTHM) I'm on TEAM ALL-UPBEATS
$619

Please click the “Donate Now” button to give to the
2023 SPRING IMPACT FUND

or mail your gift to the following address:

Jazz Education Network
1440 W Taylor St #1135
Chicago, IL 60607

Memo: SPRING IMPACT FUND

The Jazz Education Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
EIN 26-2880358

To make a gift via a donor-advised fund or stock, please contact
Christopher Walker, Director of Development at
[email protected]
or call 1-312-781-6299, ext. 5

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!

Sylvia Johnson

June 4, 2024

Amount Donated
$800.00

James Rous

March 15, 2024

Amount Donated
$200.00

Caterpillar Foundation

March 15, 2024

Amount Donated
$600.00

Sean Jones

March 7, 2024

Amount Donated
$209.00

Frank Alkyer

March 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$3,000.00

Roxy Coss

January 3, 2024

Amount Donated
$103.30

Trineice Robinson-Martin

January 3, 2024

Amount Donated
$515.24

Don Braden

January 2, 2024

Keep up the great work!

Amount Donated
$103.30

Rosana Eckert

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$103.30

JD Brennan

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$1,000.00

Daniel Brown

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$103.30

Tim Fellow

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$257.78