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Section C: Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ: Is it true that this acclaimed Grant exposes outstanding organizations to Major Donors and top Grant Giving Foundations?
|Section B: What we ask of you - click here for Empowerment Tree (Roots) video|
After taking a few minutes to review our "Fast Facts",
here), learn more about Jazz for peace in 3
minutes or less, (click
here) view our brief but informative Jazz
for Peace Video Presentation (click
here -these can also be viewed on our website) and
choose your preferred
1. We require only a few minutes of your time to decide who your 35 favorite friends, family and supporters of you, your Board Members and your Organization are and simply email them the Jump Start letter which we create for you and then follow the 2 Easy Steps (click here for details) enabling these VIP Guests of Honor to purchase or sponsor a pair of tickets at a significant discount as well as the chance to partake in other VIP opportunities such as free food, drink etc. that may be offered.
Click here to see our "VIP Meet
and Greet" Social Networking
For your confidentiality we ask that you decide who this limited amount of Honored Guests will be and email our Jump Start letter(click here for sample) out to those special friends and supporters thereby enabling us to announce your event with money already earned for your organization!
PERFORMERS- ****In addition this list of 50 confirmed names allows our board to secure our founder Rick DellaRatta (see http://www.powerpresskits.com/PPKs/indexC.aspx?PPK=5192 for more info ) to appear at this event.****
|Section A: What we offer you|
the Jazz for Peace Fundraising Grant program, Jazz for Peace has already
helped over 700 organizations (click here for Testimonials!) to:
1. Raise Funds - as much as a quarter of a million dollars in one evening!
2. Generate much needed publicity and awareness to help you reach wider audiences.
3. Create new donors, supporters and sponsors ; improve fundraising skills; and plant the seed for the beginning of a long term partnership that has proven to be a vital opportunity in this current economic environment - all at no cost to you.
A chance to say "Thank
You!" and confirm your event with funds ALREADY raised for
5. The opportunity to share the Sustainable Fundraising Secrets of our Success with you.
For NYC concerts the venue will be obtained and provided by Jazz for Peace. There may be a minimum (ex. 1 beverage or food minimum per person) depending on the venue chosen. For our expansion series concerts the venue will be provided either by Jazz for Peace with your advice or vice versa.
Jazz for Peace planted the seed now lets see how it grows!
International Musician feature article for August, 2005 Issue
Changing the World through Jazz
The soothing sounds of jazz are on their way to helping bring peace to the world, according to Rick DellaRatta of Locals 802 (New York City) and 85-133 (Schenectady/Amsterdam, NY), who found a way to turn his passion for music into a vehicle for both change and peace. The jazz composer, pianist, and vocalist is at the forefront of Jazz For Peace, an organization that performs to raise money for charities, instrument donations to schools, and music awareness. DellaRatta has spearheaded the project since he founded it in 2001.
Jazz is a universal language that cuts through boundaries of language, race, creed, gender, and religion, DellaRatta says. Jazz for Peace seemed like an appropriate vehicle to bring people together through jazz music.
DellaRatta led the band's first successful Jazz for Peace concert inside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, where the band played in front of an international audience comprising Israeli, Middle Eastern, European, Asian, and American jazz aficionados and spectators. The UN performance was made more significant, DellaRatta says, due to its timing right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. He says the band played with the following mission, which eventually became the slogan of the organization: "When we fill our souls up with creativity, artistry, and intelligence, we have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction."
The first performance sparked more than 150 future benefit performances which began every Saturday in New York's Upper West Side at "Jazz on the Park" and other venues in the city. Jazz for Peace soon grew to include concerts in other cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago, and Dallas, and subsequently launched an international expansion series incorporating cities like Mexico City and Cancun, Mexico. When on the road, DellaRatta features local artists with the Jazz for Peace band, augmenting the group with local flavor. "Jazz has a history of having a positive effect on people," he says. "Musicians may think this is obvious, but they don't often realize how profound it may be to the rest of the world."
In April 2004, DellaRatta released his sixth album, called Jazz for Peace. Dedicated to the organization, it features a compilation of the group's performances. DellaRatta intends to donate half of the proceeds to the purchase of instruments for underprivileged children. Incorporating music in children's lives is another of his goals, and he is currently working on a project with Local 802 to gather donations of unused instruments, repair them, and then transport the instruments to disadvantaged children through their schools. "Music is a proven stimulator of intellect, and we want kids to reach their full potential," he comments. "They need to be supported through programs like these."
His most recent donation request had two particularly unusual aspects: an accordion, which needed to be shipped to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. DellaRatta was on the subway speaking about his accordion search troubles to a friend, when a man from The Songbook Project (a nonprofit organization that supports arts for children through theater and musical performances) overheard his conversation and offered a well-used accordion to Jazz for Peace. Though the accordion is in need of repairs, he was thrilled, and immediately informed the school in Rio that the instrument would be on its way.
DellaRatta was recently honored in the book Jazz Singers by author Scott Yanow as one of the 500 greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Deemed a leader in the jazz world as both innovator and visionary by many in the industry, DellaRatta continues to perform concerts with Jazz for Peace. His shows include performances for worldwide organizations like School Supplies for Afghanistan, and he has been recognized by notables including Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and political writer Noam Chomsky for his contributions to the jazz world.
The continuation of Jazz for Peace is vital to DellaRatta, whose goals for the program include expanding the concert series "and the understanding of the significance of jazz" while working toward a world full of music, life, and peace. "We want to continue to broaden the audience for this art form, while at the same time supporting the wonderful causes that keep us going," he explains. "Jazz for Peace hopes to spread the message that embracing humanity is not such a bad idea for change."
for more info, visit www.jazzforpeace.org.
Jazz For Peace reinforces what history has proven, ...
"Jazz creates a positive effect that transforms & unites people; thus transcending the barriers of different cultures & beliefs."
"The art form of Jazz has the ability to effect people in profoundly positive ways"
***** Jazz For Peace reaches out to individuals and organizations on both sides of conflicting issues, believing that if we as a species embrace qualities such as creativity, artistry, intellectuality, humanity, individuality, etc. we will all have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction.*****
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Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grant Receives Patent Status: **** On August 26, 2010 The Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grant Philanthropic Model received Patent Pending status and all associated protection by law of any replication, simulation or duplication of this model from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (application number 61377132).****