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Donor Impact Report

Jefferson Center is a nonprofit arts and community center educating students and inspiring audiences. We rely on the support of the community to continue our mission which is to enrich our diverse communities by serving as a gathering place for community partners and individuals, presenting high quality performing arts programs, and providing educational outreach.


Featuring 32 concerts during the 2013-2014 year, Jefferson Center held to its commitment to deliver world class art and music to the community. These concerts attracted more than 16,000 patrons, and 16 of those concerts played to sold out audiences. 

At a glance: 32 Concerts, 16,000+ Patrons, 16 Sold Out Shows


Via Music Lab and other educational outreach programs, Jefferson Center prepares local youth for future education, careers, and interest in the music and entertainment industries. On average 50 to 60 students were served per week in after school, Music Lab programs. The Song Project, a recording and songwriting opportunity enabled a diverse group of young people to record a CD of twenty songs, then premiere their original music at two concerts to over 400 people. Music Lab student, Bukuru Celestin, recorded a full-length album with the help of jazz-funk band, Snarky Puppy, and the release, entitled Amkeni, reached the #8 spot on the iTunes World Music Chart.

At a glance: 50-60 Music Lab students (on average), 400 Attendees to Song Project Debut, #8 Spot on iTunes Chart


Jefferson Center provides a place for community and cultural events of all types. With a facilities rental program offering opportunities for weddings and corporate events, or art gallery openings to display the works of our community, Jefferson Center hosted 386 events with 35,211 attendees. In addition to these community events, Shaftman Performance Hall and The Rehearsal Hall were rented 60 times in the last fiscal year hosting, with an additional 27,391 attendees. There were 4 graduations held by colleges, trade schools, and elementary schools, and 5 art exhibits. 205 invaluable community members served as volunteers, donating 4,158 hours of time. Offering office and workspace to local non-profits at below-market value rent, Jefferson Center held 22 tenants during the last fiscal year, including Local Colors, Project Access, and Apple Ridge Farm among others.

At a glance: 386 Events with 35,211 attendees, 60 Performance Hall rentals with 27,391 Attendees, 4 Graduations, 5 Art Exhibits, 205 Volunteers donated 4,158 Hours, 22 Tenants


In all, there were 95,763 people in attendance at all events held during Jefferson Center’s previous fiscal year, of which 9,628 were under the age of 18, and 3,149 artists participated in 296 arts events. 

At a glance: 95,763 Attendees, 9,628 Minors in Attendance, 3,149 Artists, 296 Arts Events

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