Nationally known for its Summer and Winter Fests, SJZ brings the community together for more than 100 free live music events each year, and provides much- needed education programs which allow access to music for everyone.
#GivingTuesday is coming up and we have set an ambitious goal: to raise $5,000 for our Progressions program between now and December 3. This year, your donations will go twice as far because the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation has offered to match all contributions, up to our $5,000 goal.
Progressions uses music education to help Title 1 students Franklin-McKinley School District build self-esteem and academic performance. Progressions is the only arts initiative to be funded by the San José Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, a fact that underscores its effectiveness in building a safer community, as well as keeping kids in school and out of gangs.
Now in six school sites, our highly acclaimed youth development program reaches more than 1,000 students with a general music program, instrument training, homework assistance, mentorship and nutritious snacks. Even with the financial partnership of the School District and the Gang Prevention Task Force, we must invest $100,000 per year to maintain the program.
Please donate between now and December 3 to help us maintain and expand this initiative, so more deserving kids can to enjoy the benefits of music education.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Giving Tuesday, c/o
San Jose Jazz
310 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
#GivingTuesday Facebook Fundraiser
Donate anytime between now and December 3 through our fundraiser on Facebook.
If your company has corporate matching through Benevity.com, login to your
account and select San Jose Jazz.
Use AmazonSmile to shop Amazon purchases. You’ll find the same products, prices and service, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to San Jose Jazz when you select us as your charity of choice.
Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
Create a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook to encourage your friends and family to donate to San Jose Jazz! Learn how to create a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser.
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Contact Misa Wong by email or call her at 408 288.7557, x2330.