Make a Gift
Gifts to the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University support the Center’s mission:
- promoting research by innovative scholars in the arts, humanities, and sciences
- encouraging excellence in the teaching of music and culture
- creating public persentations and services for students, the general public, the Upper Manhattan community, the nation, and the world.
There are many ways that you can support the Center for Jazz Studies. Contributions can support the Center’s entire spectrum of activities, or can be designated specifically for one of our programmatic initiatives, including:
Ford Foundation challenge grant
The Ford Foundation has given the Center a $500,000 challenge grant that must be matched one-to-one by contributions designated to establish an endowment for the Center. This is an excellent way to double the impact of your gift, as gifts for this purpose will be matched by the Ford Foundation.
The Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project
With partial funding from the New York State Music Fund, the Center for Jazz Studies is presenting leading jazz artists in a series of concerts, in partnership with uptown arts organizations, including Harlem Stage, the Harlem Arts Alliance, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Community Works, and the New Heritage Theatre Group
Jazz Studies Online
Ford Foundation funding also enabled the Center to launch its new web-based digital humanities resource, Jazz Studies Online, that seeks to extend the scholarly, professional, and educational outreach of CJS programs. This knowledge center creates new transnational communities, by making scholarship on jazz and improvised music accessible to those who lack access to urban centers, universities or performance venues.
Conversations on Improvisation
The Conversations Series, an initiative of the Center with support from the Ford Foundation, is a series of public discussions of the role of improvisation in the widest array of fields and practices, with the aim of presenting not only a new animating paradigm for scholarly inquiry in the humanities, the arts, and the social, political, and even natural sciences, but also a set of trenchant models for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action that can foster community building across national and cultural boundaries.
Other Ways to Support Us
Another important way to support the Center for Jazz Studies is simply by being there–at our conferences, concerts, and other public events–and telling your friends, co-workers, and colleagues about our work. We also welcome your comments at email@example.com.
Contributions to the Center for Jazz Studies are tax-deductible, and may also qualify for your or your spouse’s employer matching gifts program. It is the support of our friends that enables the Center to offer the very best in education, research, and knowledge about jazz music and culture in all its aspects.
Checks made payable to the Center for Jazz Studies can be mailed to
Center for Jazz Studies
602 Philosophy Hall, MC 4927
1150 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
For more information, please contact
Daniel C. Beaudoin