TJS kicks off fund raiser concert Sept 27th to create Educational Endowment Fund. In hope to raise $10,000 by the end of our Annual Concert Series in November, the Tucson Jazz Society kicks off its Fundraiser with the George Howard Band Sept 27th and through its Annual Concert Series ending in November. We will have a call to raise $10,000 to fund the creation of our Educational Endowment. A generous gift from a local foundation will match all donations at 25% up to $400,000. Sept 27th will feature a favorite local band, George Howard, and have a fantastic raffle give aways with prizes donated from local businesses. We look forward to raising $10,000 along with awareness for our educational endowment. We hope that you will donate in the next few months. Below are the details of the endowment.

Tucson Jazz Society Endowment Case Statement

Recognizing its commitment to the future, the Tucson Jazz Society is creating an Endowment Fund to further its Mission and Vision for generations to come.  

Mission Statement

The Tucson Jazz Society (TJS) is a not for profit organization, under the rules of IRS 501 (c) 3, dedicated to promoting and preserving America's original music - jazz. The Society seeks to ensure continuity of this music through concerts, festivals, media activities and youth programs throughout Southern Arizona.

Vision Statement

As a membership organization, The Tucson Jazz Society will be the "Go-To" place for jazz in Southern Arizona by presenting events in collaboration with the community, promoting all styles of jazz, providing education to all ages, with the ultimate goal of introducing jazz appreciation to the next generation.

These funds will be held in perpetuity by the Southern Arizona Community Foundation with only the interest distributed each year to carry out the various programs of TJS with a focus on Jazz Education. A generous gift from a local foundation will match all donations at 25% up to $400,000.  Your tax deductible contribution will make a difference to young people today, tomorrow, and for years to come.  Please give generously.  Sizable gifts can be paid in annual payments over four years.