The Jeff Clayton Educational Fund

In honor of Jeffery Leland Clayton (1955-2020), one of the founding faculty members of the Vail Jazz Workshop, an educational fund has been established in his memory to not only provide financial assistance to all students attending the Workshop, but to also secure the future presentation of all of Vail Jazz’s education programs.  All students attending the Workshop will receive the Jeff Clayton Scholarship in an amount equal to one-half of the cost of the Workshop and for students having a greater financial need, additional funding will be provided up to the full cost of participation.

When we set out to reach our goal of raising $30k, our generous donor agreed to match with an additional $30k.  Now, halfway into our fundraising for the Jeff Clayton Educational Fund, we’ve met our goal!

How much more can we raise by our April 30th deadline? Let’s really stretch and see what happens!  If we receive an additional $30,000 in next 30 days, our openhanded donor will kick in an extra $30K. But there’s a catch: we must reach the entire new goal to receive this extra money. It’s all or nothing at all.

Contributions to the Jeff Clayton Educational Fund are tax-deductible within IRS Guidelines.