THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Fundraising support is vital to the sustainment efforts of this nonprofit charity program. Without the support of our sponsors we could not offer this innovative professional music industry experience to the next generation jazz artists with no financial barriers to participation. Our 2023 Sponsors allow all aspects of our programming to be of high quality, impactful to the participating individuals as Youth Jazz Fellows, and our KC regional community beyond the season. To make a donation to Kansas City Area Youth Jazz, Inc. please contact our office at (913) 250-5141.
2022 ANNUAL REPORT
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IS AN ON-GOING ENDEAVOR.
SPONSORS ARE ADDED AS SUPPORT IS RECEIVED.
Foundations support Youth Jazz each season in impactful ways through grant awards, donations, and in-kind business partnerships.
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation
Francis Family Foundation
Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund
Schwab Charitable Fund
Corporations support Youth Jazz each season in impactful ways through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind business partnerships.
Frontier Community Credit Union
BRC Audio Productions
Midnight Blue Jazz LLC
Individuals allow Youth Jazz Fellows to experience the full scope of programming with no barriers to participation through their donations. Individuals make tax-deductible charitable contributions in amounts ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars in support.
George and Elizabeth Beshenich
Christopher and Terri Burnett
Michael and Debra Gerken
Mike and Deb Griswold
Sponsorships allow the Youth Jazz Fellows to perform in the community at both public and private events. Sponsorships also include having Mr. Burnett serve as a guest clinician or festival adjudicator at approved events with proceeds going to Youth Jazz as well.
Kansas City Public Schools
Kansas City Jazz ALIVE
Mozuma Credit Union
Platte County Democratic Central Committee
Music Theater Heritage
American Jazz Museum
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley
Atchison Jazz Express
UMKC Jazz Camp
2023 SUSTAINING DONORS
Sustaining Donors support our programming through our Patreon portal that conveniently enables a simple method of individual giving that is amplified by the impact of the power of a collective group of contributors. Small or large monthly contributions make a big impact.
Patreon Monthly Members (donate any amount)
Some of our nonprofit organization work highlights include:
JUNE 12, 2020: GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
KANSAS CITY GOVERNMENT TV NEWS STORY
“…Celebrating Charlie Parker”
FOX4KC (FOX) TV NEWS STORY
“Young musicians learn from modern
day jazz masters at the ‘Bird Boot Camp”
KSHB41 (NBC) TV NEWS STORY
“Events planned to remember the KC native”
KMBC9 (ABC) TV NEWS STORY
“Young musicians will take part
in boot camp this weekend”