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DC Jazz Festival Awarded Grant From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Jazzed Magazine • News • February 20, 2019

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The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has announced that it is the recipient of a multi-year grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Through the Foundation’s Leadership Grants for Arts Organizations, DCJF will receive $225,000 over the next two years. This flexible funding will help DCJF achieve the programmatic and management goals in its new two-year strategic plan. “This grant will help DCJF strategically grow its earned income to ensure greater sustainability for years to come,” said DCJF executive director Sunny Sumter. The DC Jazz Festival was selected for this prestigious grant based on its demonstrated excellence in presenting, unifying and advancing a sustained commitment to the field of jazz.

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. The Foundation’s Arts Program focuses its support on contemporary dance, jazz and theater artists, and the organizations that nurture, present and produce them.

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