Other Ways To Give



Become a Concert Sponsor and support the future of jazz! Many of our concerts are sponsored by local businesses and individuals. It’s an effective way to link your name with America’s original art form and show your support of arts and culture in our community. Concert sponsorship is a great marketing opportunity for your business. All donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please contact Bobbi Todaro for more information.

Support Jazz Education

This contribution will go directly to support Kuumbwa Jazz’s education programs. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for this donation. All donations are tax deductible and we will send you a letter with our tax ID number for your records. Thank you!This is a secure page. All submitted information is encrypted for your security.

Legacy Society

We invite our community members to join our Legacy Society by designating Kuumbwa as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Legacy giving for Kuumbwa Jazz is an investment in the cultural enrichment of our community. You can make a gift in many creative ways that will offer you and your loved-ones financial benefits. For example: bequests in your will, charitable IRA, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and the Kuumbwa Jazz endowment fund managed by Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.

We’re here to guide you towards the information you need to make a legacy gift. Please contact Bobbi Todaro for more information.

Below are a few of the ways you are able to make a legacy gift:

Outright gifts of cash, stock, property:

Cash is most commonly used to make lifetime charitable gifts, and tax benefits are available when you itemize deductions on your tax return. You can also make a gift of securities or real estate to support the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Bequest in will or living trust:

You can make gifts of a specific asset, dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate to the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment fund through a bequest in your will, or provision in your living trust.

Life insurance:

If you have life insurance policies that have outlived their original purpose, you can make a charitable gift of their accumulated value during your lifetime, or name the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund to receive all or a portion of the policy proceeds.

Retirement plan beneficiary designation:

Whether it’s a company retirement plan, a private fund such as an IRA, or a combination of the two, you can designate the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund as the final beneficiary of any remaining funds that you or your loved ones do not use.

Charitable gift annuity:

Through a charitable gift annuity, you can make a gift that will provide you or a loved one with fixed payments for life. The frequency and amount of payments are determined at the time the gift annuity is funded, and you are entitled to an income tax deduction in the year of your gift. The amount remaining at death will go to the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund.

Charitable remainder trust:

You can transfer property to a trust that will provide payments to you and/or others for life, or for a period of time up to 20 years. At the end of the trust, the property remaining will go to the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund.

Charitable lead trust:

You can transfer property to a trust that will make payments to the Kuumbwa Jazz Endowment Fund for a period of time. At the end of the trust, the principal is returned to you and/or others you choose, such as children or grandchildren.

Matching Gifts

Make your donation to Kuumbwa Jazz go even further by utilizing your employer’s donation matching program! Often, employers have a matching program where they will match a monetary donation to a charity organization. We have listed several programs from Bay Area companies for your convenience. If you don’t see your company listed, contact your employers’ HR department.

Click here for company matching gifts list.

The above information is for informational purposes only. All content and information provided in the above table is the property of the respective owners. Kuumbwa Jazz assumes no responsibility. For the accuracy or maintaining the information and recommends that an individual check the accuracy prior to making any submissions or requests to their employer.

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