Planned Giving

Your annual membership, attendance at our events, and financial support makes such a difference to the New Jersey Jazz Society. Because of generous, forward-thinking friends like you, NJJS is making a difference in the jazz community.  Planned giving is a way to leave a lasting personal legacy and will enable the NJJS to continue its mission of promoting and preserving jazz.

A simple and flexible way to accomplish this is through a charitable bequest. By including a bequest to the New Jersey Jazz Society in your Will or Living Trust, you are ensuring we can continue our work for years to come. In addition, your gift may entitle your estate to a federal or state estate tax charitable deduction. If you already have a Will, your attorney can prepare a simple amendment, known as a codicil, to accommodate your wishes.

Another simple way to leave a lasting legacy is to designate the New Jersey Jazz Society as a beneficiary to receive certain financial assets. You simply fill out a Designation of Beneficiary Form – this is separate from your Will. You can name NJJS as a beneficiary of the following assets:

  • Retirement Plan funds
  • Life Insurance
  • Commercial Annuities
  • Bank Accounts, Certificates of Deposit or Brokerage Accounts

Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn about the tax implications of such transfers.

If you have any questions about planned giving, please contact our Treasurer, Dave Dilzell, by email at or by telephone at (908) 380-2847.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is qualified as a tax-exempt cultural organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal ID 23-7229339.

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The New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is a non-profit organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music.