SFJAZZ is excited to announce that the organization has reached the $64 million goal of The World Is Listening campaign for the SFJAZZ Center. The campaign funds created the award-winning SFJAZZ Center that opened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013 and has become a globally recognized bellwether of art, music, culture, and community in San Francisco’s Civic Center performing arts district.
The achievement of the goal is made all the more extraordinary as an anonymous donor stepped forward to propel the campaign past the $64 million mark with a $3 million matching challenge gift. This gift establishes a designated endowment fund for the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble fostered and managed by SFJAZZ, while matching funds will go towards SFJAZZ’s general endowment.
“Jazz has a home in San Francisco and the completion of the $64 million campaign guarantees it,” said Donald Derheim, SFJAZZ CEO. “The incredible challenge gift on top of the campaign really promises that the SFJAZZ Collective will continue to champion and expand jazz around the world.”
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