My name is Jana Kennon. I am on the Board of Directors of The Austin Jazz Workshop, a nonprofit corporation comprised of Austin’s top musicians and dedicated to jazz performance and mentoring in central Texas public schools. Our primary mission is to inspire young people to realize their creative potential by encouraging participation in school band, orchestra, and choir programs. Involvement in district music programs gives students the self-confidence and positive peer group they need to be successful. The AJW visits elementary school campuses including the Austin, Del Valle, Manor, and Round Rock ISDs, reaching out to about 37,000 students annually. The upcoming 2015-2016 season will be our twenty-second year of operation.
In order to provide area school children with the opportunity to experience and learn about jazz, The AJW depends on grants and donations from community supporters. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, we are holding a concert and silent auction fundraiser at The Sunset Valley Courtyard, 3205 Jones Road, Austin, TX 78745. This fundraiser will feature four student jazz bands from AISD, as well as the Austin Jazz Workshop Count Basie Edition 10-piece band, in a lovely indoor/outdoor setting. Two silent auctions will be held, one from noon until 2pm, and the other from 3pm until 5pm.
We are seeking donations of goods, services, and/or gift certificates from your business for our silent auction. All proceeds will go directly to The Austin Jazz Workshop and will help us significantly in funding our upcoming season of performances and workshops in area schools. Your donation is tax deductible and will provide your business with a great opportunity for community exposure.
For those businesses which most generously donated to last year’s fundraiser, we offer our continued gratitude. We would very much appreciate the chance to partner with you once again. For those businesses we are reaching out to for the first time, we welcome your interest in our organization, and we very much hope that you will consider supporting The Austin Jazz Workshop with a donation.
Please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (512-779-9661) if you would like to make a donation. If it is convenient for you, you may mail your donation to the address below. To show our appreciation and to recognize your support, we will display the name of your business on our invitations, website, and social media. We would like to receive any donations by Friday, May 1, 2015.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.
3005 Gilbert St.
Austin, TX 78703