Virginia Law Foundation grant recipient, Jazz4Justice, has been honored with a 2021 Jack Woods Award for Town-Gown Relations in the category of Business/Non-Profit. Presented by the George Mason University Office of Government and Community Relations, the Jack Woods Award Program recognizes individuals and organizations that enhance the relationship between the university and community.
Created by VLF Board Member Ed Weiner, Jazz4Justice partners local bar associations with university or community college music programs to raise funds for legal aid services, pro bono law programs, and music scholarships. Jazz4Justice raises the community’s awareness of the need to support the Justice Gap, which in turn brings in additional new financial support for pro bono and educational programs sponsored by local bar associations and legal aid programs. Jazz4Justice creates partnerships between the law community and universities to convert a regularly scheduled concert into a fundraiser. Jazz4Justice will be presenting the 20th anniversary concert in the Center for the Arts on November 20 this year.
To learn more about Jazz4Justice, visit https://www.jazz4justice.com.
To read more about the 2021 Jack Woods Awards, visit https://relations.gmu.edu/community-relations/programs-and-services/jack-wood-award-for-town-gown-relations/2021-jack-wood-award-recipients.