Become a jazz champion: Set up a monthly donation

Become a recurring donor with a minimum donation of $10 per month and receive exclusive Jazz Champion updates and benefits. All Jazz Champion donors will receive an SJW face mask, tote bag, and faculty CD.

When you set up a recurring donation, it enables us to continue to offer year-round jazz education to students around the world, and especially to students in underserved communities and to students whose lives have been impacted by COVID.

Check out what we did together in 2019-20. With your help, we can soar even higher. Make a recurring monthly gift of $100 or more and enjoy membership benefits that give you an insider’s look at the power of jazz, SJW-style.

Thanks for all you do for this music!

Other ways to keep the rhythm going

Donate by mail

Make your check payable to Stanford Jazz Workshop and send to P.O. Box 20454, Stanford, CA 94309.

Donate by phone

Contact us at 650-736-0324.

Donate stock or securities

To donate stock, please contact David Miller, Executive Director, at 650-736-0324, x312 or Shares can be transferred to our account at Charles Schwab & Co.  The value of a stock gift is the average of the high and low trading values on the date of transfer. The date of transfer is the date on which the shares reach SJW’s account when transferred electronically or the postmark date when sent by mail.

Matching gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program, doubling or even tripling contributions made by their employees, employees’ family members, retired employees, and board members. Contact your Human Resources department for more information.

Legacy giving

Like any good jazz arrangement, legacy giving enables everyone to soar: you and your loved ones may enjoy tax or income advantages while the students, teachers, and performers of Stanford Jazz Workshop receive critical support. Here are two things you can do today:

  • If you are at least 701⁄2 years old, make a qualified charitable distribution from your tax-deferred IRA. By transferring funds directly from your IRA to Stanford Jazz Workshop, you can satisfy required minimum distributions for the year and enjoy advantages compared to taking a taxable distribution and then contributing the proceeds.
  • Name Stanford Jazz Workshop as a beneficiary in your will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement account, or other estate plan. Let us know about your plans by completing and returning our simple, non-binding agreement.

Another way to help us now and in the years to come is to contribute to our Endowment Fund. Your gift, subject to certain minimums and conditions, will be invested, and the annual return will fund key programs.

The Jim Nadel Society honors people who have included Stanford Jazz Workshop in legacy giving plans, or who have contributed to our Endowment Fund.

Consult with your financial advisor. For more information, contact David Miller at

In-kind donations

To donate goods or services, contact David Miller, Executive Director, at