Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund Drive and our Subscriber Campaign are geared to individuals who wish to support the general operations of the Jazz Arts Group. (Designated gifts to particular programs are also possible.) Contributions are recognized by name in the playbill of each and every concert.

Annual Fund Privileges & Benefits

  • Soloists ($250-$599)
    • Listing in the season programs
    • Reserved admission to Offstage at the Jazz Academy events
    • Parking Vouchers from Dempsey’s, our restaurant partner near the Southern Theatre
  • Arrangers ($600-$1,199)
    • All previous benefits plus…
    • Invitation for two (2) to a CJO rehearsal at the Jazz Academy
  • Composers ($1,200-$2,999)
    • All previous benefits plus…
    • Invitations for two (2) to two (2) First Circle Pre-Show receptions
  • Band Leaders ($3,000-$4,999)
    • All previous benefits plus…
    • Invitation for two (2) to all First Circle Pre-Show receptions
    • Invitation for two (2) to Pre-Season Kick-off reception with members of the CJO
    • Invitation for two (2) to End of Season Wrap-Up reception with members of the CJO
  • Sustainers ($5,000-$9,999)
    • All previous benefits plus…
    • Invitation for two (2) to a CJO Thursday afternoon/evening Dress Rehearsal
    • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Jazz Arts Group Presents concert of your choice
  • Benefactors ($10,000-$24,999)
      • All previous benefits plus…
      • Lunch with a member of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra
      • Private chamber/small group concert by CJO members or our Affiliate Musicians program artists
      • One reserved table of eight (8) for the JazZoo concert of your choice
  • Guarantors ($25,000 and above)
    • All previous benefits plus…
    • Lunch with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
    • Personalized recognition opportunities based on your interests

We appreciate gifts of all amounts, however, due to space constraints only gifts of $250 or more will be printed in the CJO playbill.

Planned Giving

You can remember the Jazz Arts Group in your estate plans, whether with a designation in your will, donation of a life insurance policy, or creation of an annuity or trust. Your gift will sustain the organization and benefit future generations. The Jazz Arts Group is experienced in working with financial and legal advisors to find the best plan for your wishes. All such bequests will remain confidential (unless otherwise requested) and may be changed at any time. For more information, please contact Press Southworth III, Executive Director,, 614.294.5200 x 111.

Endowment Support

Currently, two funds are held at The Columbus Foundation – in honor of founder Ray Eubanks and in support of the Jazz Arts Group. Contributions to these funds are investments in the future of jazz. Arrangements for contributing can be made through The Columbus Foundation.