We do NOT have membership dues. You become a member of the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment when you donate. It may help to use the analogy of being a member of your local PBS or NPR affiliate when you donate. Note that memberships are for the CALENDAR YEAR. We accept donations of any amount, but offer the following suggested membership levels:
  • Single membership = $20 / year
  • Couple's membership (same household) = $30 / year
  • Student membership = $10 / year
  • Sustaining membership = $100 / year
  • Business sponsorship = $100 / year minimum
The Idaho Jazz Education Endowment is a 501(c)3 charitable tax organization incorporated in the State of Idaho. Our IRS tax identification number is 82-0434959.

Other than very minor operating expenses, our primary financial obligations include funding scholarships for aspiring jazz musicians at the middle/junior/high school levels, as well as the college/university level, and sponsoring and promoting live jazz and jazz festivals throughout Idaho. Donations from individuals and sponsorships from local businesses are the primary sources of funding our day-to-day work. No IJS board member or officer receives a salary; we all volunteer our time.

Thanks to considerable help from the estate of the late Dayle Fowler, we are now building an endowment fund to help sustain our ability to award scholarships over the long term. Dayle Fowler, who lived in the Sun Valley area, was a long time enthusiastic supporter of various jazz events throughout Idaho, and of the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment in particular. Accordingly, our top college scholarship award each year will be named the "Dayle Fowler Memorial Scholarship."

In addition, we offer a scholarship for junior/middle/high school age students, the "Philip B. Garonzik Memorial Music Scholarship." This scholarship honors the musical legacy of jazz musician, Phil Garonzik and his commitment to jazz and quality music education. Donations that are made toward this scholarship must be noted accordingly in order for them to be correctly earmarked. Be sure to indicate if your donation is specifically intended for the PBG Scholarship fund in your online donations, or, if writing a check, make checks payable to the "Idaho Jazz Education Endowment" adding PBG Scholarship in the memo line.

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For your convenience, the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment accepts a variety of payment options for donations:
  • PayPal
  • AmazonSmile
  • US Mail
  • Cash
  • Wills and Bequests
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The Donate button below allows your donation to be processed through PayPal. Please note that you do not need to set up a PayPal account to use this feature. We encourage you to set up a sustaining membership by making your donation recurring. PayPal immediately sends a payment confirmation and receipt that can be used for your tax records.

AmazonSmile is operated by and offers the same shopping features. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Visit and select "Idaho Jazz Society" as the charitable organization that you would like to receive donations from your eligible purchases.

If you prefer to donate the old-fashioned way, send a check to the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment P.O. Box 140655, Garden City, ID 83714. Be sure to specify any special designations in the memo line of your check.

We always accept cash. At many events that we host or sponsor, a cash receptacle is provided.

You can include the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment in your will by providing your attorney the following information: amount of bequest (or percentage of estate), full name and address of charity, and any special designation of your bequest, if desired. Below is sample language to help guide you in the wording: "I bequeath the sum of $____ or ____% of my estate to the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment, P.O. Box 140655, Garden City ID 83714-0655 to be used in its endeavor to provide college music scholarships."