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2017/2018 “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series “Top It Off 3-Peat!” Individual Donor Campaign

Thanks to more than 500 donors, we recently completed the most successful Individual Donor Campaign in our two decade- plus history that exceeded the $80,000 goal. As one season turns to the next, so it is with the “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series each July 1. Magically, we turn the page and it becomes a new season. Welcome to Season No. 23.

As such, we have again planned another round of exceptional concerts that we feel you will enjoy and revel in. We again have many of the world’s finest musicians and talent-laden ensembles that will arrive in mid-Missouri beginning mid-October and continue to perform on Jazz Series stages through April 2018. There are 11 scheduled concerts during the 2017/2018 subscription season; there are also an abundance of educational programs scheduled — including the very popular “Annual Children’s Concerts” — as well as other ancillary activities such as Chico Freeman formally dedicating the Von Freeman Memorial Library, so named for his father.

With the start of each season we to turn to YOU, our loyal and faithful concertgoers and supporters, to consider participating in our Individual Donor Campaign by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Jazz Series.

For the third consecutive year we are launching a “Top It Off!” Campaign; this season’s is officially titled the “Top It Off 3-Peat!” Individual Donor Campaign. We again feature the popular fundraising measuring stick that is the special 32-ounce, notched Pilsner Glass, each notch denoting the campaign has accrued another $2,500 in tax-deductible contributions.

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For those of you who have supported the Jazz Series previously and continue to support us, we say “Thank You” a hundred times over. We also would like to ask you to “Top Off” your own personal gift if you can, adding 10 percent or a greater amount to your generosity. For those of you who have not pledged previously or have not done so for many years, we say welcome — and welcome back — as well as saying “Thank You!” for your considerations

Contributing to the Jazz Series has never been easier

  • Automatic Electronic Contributions can be securely scheduled via credit or debit card accounts or through a checking or savings account. Recurring donations can be set up on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis OR as a one-time annual contribution. The only stipulation: electronic contributions require a $5 per month minimum.
  • Contribute through PayPal. Simply visit our website — wealwaysswing.org — and click on “Support,” which will take you to an easy-to-complete on-line form. Fill it out and submit.
  • Contribute By Phone, In Person or By Mail. Simply call us up, drop by or send your contribution to the Jazz Series, 21 N. Tenth St., Columbia, MO 65201.
  • Payment Plans/Customized For You. The Jazz Series accepts ALL major credit cards and checks (payable to “We Always Swing,”® Inc.) as well as cash (Please, do not mail). When you pledge your support to the Jazz Series, YOU DETERMINE just how you would like to fulfill that pledge. Just let us know the amount of your pledge, frequency of a gift and method of payment.
  • SPECIAL “TOP IT OFF2!” DONOR PREMIUMS

    The Jazz Series is pleased to offer special premiums at various levels during this season’s campaign

    • $25+ Student/$60+ Public: A Year-Long Jazz Series membership. Borrow titles from the Jazz Series Lending Library.
    • $150+ Level: Become a Sustainable Freeman Library Member at the $150+ Level. I/We would like to receive the “Best of Vonski” 2CD/DVD set.
    • $250+ Level: Become a Sustainable Freeman Library Member at the $250+ Level. Receive the “Best of Vonski” 2CD/DVD set + a Pair of Tickets to see Chico Freeman Plus+Tet in concert (3/22/18).
    • $350+ Level: Become a Sustainable Freeman Library Member at the $350 Level and receive the above premiums PLUS a Personalized Lending Library Name Plate Shelf.
    • $500+ Level: Receive an additional pair of “Best Seats” tickets to EITHER: Eddie Palmieri/“Eddie @ 80,” Anat Cohen Tentet OR Matt Wilson’s “Honey And Salt” PLUS A set of FOUR (4) Customized “Top It Off! 22-Ounce Pilsner Glasses with Jazz Series Logo + North Coast Brewing Co. Logo.

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