Clarence Acox Jazz Endowment (CAJE)
To honor the enduring legacy of Garfield High School jazz director
Clarence Acox, the Garfield Jazz
Foundation (GJF) established the Clarence
Acox Jazz Endowment (CAJE) in 2004. CAJE has a professionally and independently managed
permanent fund for Garfield Jazz students’ education and community outreach
activities. The purpose of the income and investment returns from the fund is
- Assist Garfield students
participating in the jazz program with private music instruction, sheet
music, and other related student expenses. Assistance is based on
demonstrated financial need.
- Enhance quality instruction in jazz music performance at
Garfield High School. This includes
supplementing instructor funding for Jazz Ensemble III, which in turn promotes
the high level of students moving into Ensembles II and I.
- Fund outreach programs to elementary and middle schools that
feed into Garfield High School and increase the number and diversity of
qualified students for the Garfield jazz program. Such programs may
include music instruction, sheet music, recordings, transportation, and
other expenses to allow Garfield jazz band members to visit those schools.
- If Endowment income and investment returns permit, assist
with defraying expenses of the Garfield Jazz Foundation.*
To apply for a 2015 CAJE scholarship for private music instruction, download the application and return it by January 9, 2015
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or U.S. mail to:
Clarence Acox Jazz Endowment
c/o David Lawrence
10402 40th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
about the endowment? Email email@example.com
Supporting participation by Garfield High School jazz ensembles in festivals
and competitions has been and will continue to be the primary responsibility of
the Garfield Jazz Foundation’s parent/guardian members.