The Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 nonprofit is an all-volunteer musicians health and service organization.  Our mission is to support the hard working musicians of Oregon & Clark County, WA  through medical emergencies.

JWF Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Fund is a program designed to assist individual musicians, or their dependents, when faced with a medical crisis. Artists receive financial assistance through 100% Tax Deductible Donations that friends, family, and fans make to JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund.  We also provide important Social Worker Services that help identify additional state or federal assistance programs they may qualify for.

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      By contributing to our general fund you help sustain a vital safety net for musicians to turn to in times of medical crisis. We are an all-volunteer organization with your support going directly to help those that need it most. Make a 100% tax deductible* donation today.
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    The Next Waltz – Live Stream Video Tonight at 8 pm

    Tonight’s Next Waltz will be multi-camera-video-captured and live-streamed on the internet.  Video provided by Stumptown Bliss.  Please tell your fans, friends and family who missed out on getting tickets and those who live in other places about the live stream.  Here is the link to send them: The internet…...

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    Glenn Rubin – ‘Next Waltzer’ Will Match Your Donation

    The Jeremy Wilson Foundation’s big fundraiser and musical tribute The Next Waltz starts it’s annual three show run tonight Friday November 24th at the Alberta Rose Theatre.  To kick off the fundraising component.  Glenn Rubin, who has attended all six previous years,  will be matching the first $1000.00 in donations…...

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    2017 Next Waltz Sponsors

    The Next Waltz concert, fundraiser, and tribute is happening Nov 24, 25, and 26 at Alberta Rose Theatre The Jeremy Wilson Foundation would like to thank our 2017 supporting partners, major sponsors, logo sponsors and ‘Next Waltzer’ donors.  Together they are making this the biggest Next Waltz fundraiser to date! Thank…...

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    Become a Next Waltz Sponsor – 100% Supports Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund

    THE NEXT WALTZ 2017 – Become A Sponsor!  100% of your donation goes to JWF Musicians Emergency Healthcare Fund November Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th The Alberta Rose Theatre Portland, Or  The Next Waltz is an All-Star lineup of Portland musicians who sing and play the music from The…...

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    Happy birthday to Bob – from the treble clef

    The annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash started, as do many great traditions, with a spur-of-the-moment impulse. About four years ago, Kory Quinn was checking out the internet from a console at the Oregon City Library.  He noticed that Mississippi Studios had an open night, and it happened to be near…...

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    JWF: a New Twist on Crowd Funding

    The appeal of sites like GoFundMe is that you know exactly who’s getting your donation. Through on-line journals and photos, you can follow the recipient’s journey, struggles and successes, whether or not you know each other in real life. But despite the benefits of these sites, they may not be…...

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    Bill & Sue Svendsen: Good ears, great hearts

    Bill Svendsen loves music and musicians and making a difference.  That’s why he chairs the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.  But it took Bill awhile before music and support for the arts became his primary focus. While their children were growing up, Bill and his wife Sue spent much of their time…...

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    Giving back to the goddess – JWF and Rhonda Kennedy

    Rhonda Kennedy is a musician and a lover of arts who has made a big impression on Portland. As the Reverend Rho, she hosted the KBOO show “Church of Northwest Music.”  She and co-host Fiona Martin were called the goddesses of the airwaves. The show featured great regional musicians. She…...

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