Founders Circle

The Jazz Night School Founders Circle was created in 2014 to help us continue to grow through large, sustainable gifts to our school.

Founders Circle members have come together to form a mission-critical network of contributing partners, dedicated to development of Jazz Night School’s operating capital. Of Jazz Night School’s numerous contributed income sources, to date the Founders Circle has been the most key for developing our organizational infrastructure.

Jazz Night School is the only truly all-ages jazz education organization in the Seattle area. We serve students who come from all around and across Puget Sound—Olympia, Tacoma, Everett, Duvall, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island—and as far as Yakima! We are also proud of our tuition waiver program which helps students in need attend Jazz Night School.

Running our organization, helping our students learn to play and enjoy jazz comes with a cost, and accessible tuition fees cover at best, 50% to 60% of our operating expenses.

As the only school of its kind in the region, we are also experiencing continued growth and are quickly outgrowing our current home. We are currently planning our expansion which involves not only a larger space for our classes and ensembles, but also an increase in staffing and instructors.

We would like to invite you to join our Founders Circle by pledging to help Jazz Night School with a three year commitment of $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Founders Circle members enjoy special invite-only house concerts several times a year which feature top jazz musicians from around the Pacific Northwest, and they know that it is their commitment that is making Jazz Night School possible. Please contact info@jazznightschool.org if you would like to become a member, or would like more information.

Thank you Jazz Night School Founders Circle Members:

  • Greg and Christine Brusstar
  • Melissa and Chris Cable
  • John DeRocco and Eileen Ryan
  • Stephanie Doran
  • Jorge Garcia and Barbara Schinzinger
  • Mireille Gotsis
  • Bill Green and Diane Whitney
  • Joe Heisler
  • Chris and Victoria Helm
  • Adrienne Reed
  • Marcy Reed
  • Jim Reichert
  • Alan Shefveland
  • David True and Sarah Hufbauer
  • Jef and Kim Veilleux
  • Mike Withey