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Glenn Rubin Supports Musicians & Will Match Your Donation!

The Jeremy Wilson Foundation’s big fundraiser and musical tribute The Next Waltz starts it’s annual three show run Friday November 23rd 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 $1500.00 in donations raised.  Here’s what he wrote to JWF as to why he is donating and challenging others to as well:

When it comes to the Next Waltz shows, words almost fail me. Having been lucky enough to have experienced it every year from the first, I can honestly say it is always one of the high points of my year, not only musically, but emotionally. Not only because of the great artists and music of the original production, but the local sense of community and joy as the Portland production comes together each year. The fact that The Jeremy Wilson Foundation  has tied this into such a vital need as emergency healthcare, is truly ‘icing on the cake’.

Music has been a spiritual and life-giving force to me throughout my life.  As a very young child, I remember feeling some kind of groove as I watched and listened to steel drum calypso bands in the 50’s pre-reggae Jamaica. Later, even before my teen years, I spent hours picking out 45 RPM records from the likes of Little Richard, Fats Domino, and Link Wray. Fast forward to 1982, when I decided to move to Portland, one of the main reasons, beside the natural beauty of Oregon, was the exciting and varied music scene happening all over the city.

So it seems only right to do more than just buy tickets to concerts. To say the least, except for a very fortunate few, most musicians and their families are not knee deep in greenbacks. They often pursue their careers for the love of the music, spreading their artistic gifts to those of us consumers who don’t have that natural talent.

Having worked in the healthcare field for a good deal of my life, I’m especially aware of the importance of access to proper and timely medical resources. And in the current chaotic political and economic climate, that has become all but impossible for many of us. So all the more reason to applaud and support efforts like the Jeremy Wilson Foundation to provide healthcare and moral support to folks in our local music community.

Thanks, JWF, and everyone else involved, for such a wonderful and transcendent post-Thanksgiving celebration. Keep it going!

With much gratitude,

Glenn

WAYS TO DONATE

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Mail checks or money orders made to

Jeremy Wilson Foundation

1028 SE Water Ave STE 230

Portland, OR 97214

SHOP & SUPPORT

If you shop Amazon through www.smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0605662 the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to JWF (look into the AmazonSmile program and link JWF as your charity.)

You are now able to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit. Go to   www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and re-enroll or enroll and enter the Fred Meyer Code for JWF = EJ028

Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?   www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards 

Link your Fred Meyers Reward card using code  EJ028 or search for Jeremy Wilson Foundation

YOU CAN HELP Jeremy Wilson Foundation EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD! Fred Meyer donates over $2 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Jeremy Wilson Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number EJ028.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Jeremy Wilson Foundation earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
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JWF Winter Fundraising Drive 2018: Become a Next Waltz Sponsor

This year for the first time the Major Sponsor level of $1500.00 will be included in our multimedia and online Winter Fundraising drive as a Matching Donor Challenge.  The winter fundraising drive kicks off at The Next  Waltz Nov 23, 24 and 25.  Then goes online Nov 27 for Giving Tuesday. The drive will run until midnight December 31st.  Our goal is to raise $50,000.00!

Please join us as a sponsor and/or volunteer promoter.  Contact us at info@thejwf.org and let us know you want to participate.  Your support makes music!  DEADLINE TO SIGN UP TO BE A SPONSOR IS NOVEMBER 13

THE NEXT WALTZ 2018 – SPONSOR PACKET

November Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th at The Alberta Rose Theatre Portland, Or An All-Star lineup of Portland musicians sing and play the music from The Band’s classic concert, movie and album and has become a meaningful local holiday tradition for many.  A portion of the concert proceeds benefit the Jeremy Wilson Foundation, but  All sponsorship proceeds go 100% to support the mission of The Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

Major Sponsor – $1500.00




  • Your company logo featured PROMINENTLY in The Next Waltz Program given FREE to all 1200 attendees.
  • Your donation amount and logo to be included in our matching media campaign through Dec 31, 2018
  • Your logo featured PROMINENTLY on a 5’x2’ banner thanking our sponsors and hung in the lobby of the Alberta Rose Theatre where everyone will see it.
  • Logo and hotlink on thejwf.org partners lists and webpage
  • Thank you and acknowledgment from stage by MC each night
  • Undying gratitude from the JWF

 

Logo Sponsor – $300.00




  • Your company logo clearly displayed in The Next Waltz Program given FREE to all 1200 attendees
  • Your logo included on a 5’x2’ banner thanking our sponsors and hung in the lobby of the Alberta Rose Theatre where everyone will see it.
  • Logo and hotlink on thejwf.org partners lists and webpage
  • Undying gratitude from the JWF

 

 

“Next Waltzer” Supporter/Donation – $50.00 to $299.00 (Companies or Individuals)




  • A special “Thank You!” with your name (example: Jean & John Smith) included in the list of “Next Waltzer” Supporters on the back cover of the The Next Waltz event program.
  • Name appears on a featured thejwf.org Thank You “Next Waltzer” Supporters webpage.

 

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