Jacobson Jarvis supports several not-for-profit organizations that are providing the community with amazing resources. We are also strong champions of the arts, and are proud to help associations such as KEXP, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and MOHAI achieve their goals and tell their stories.
Who They Are: Founded in 1972 as a student-run 10-watt radio station at the University of Washington, KEXP has grown into one of the most successful listener-supported public radio stations in the country.
KEXP currently hosts approximately 45 DJs who play music across all genres, times, and levels of fame, and is supported by over 700 volunteer staff members and 300 businesses. KEXP places a special emphasis on local music from the Pacific Northwest and works to create meaningful musical experiences. They also host a streaming archive of all of their shows, podcasts, and live in-studio performances at their home base at Seattle Center, many of which are free and open to the public.
What They Have Been Up To: KEXP just wrapped up their spring fundraising drive, and played a countdown of listeners’ and volunteers’ top 600 songs from March 1 to 15. They’re consistently hosting live performances at their gathering space at the Seattle Center through their Uptown Concerts series, and on March 28 are planning a day-long programming of David Bowie music followed by an evening of stories, songs, and music by Bowie Vision (a David Bowie cover band) co-hosted by SCCA Proton Therapy.
How You Can Help: KEXP depends entirely on support from its listeners. Consider becoming an Amplifier Member by donating a monthly sustaining amount, or giving a one-time donation. You can also see if your employer will match your donation, donate your vehicle through CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), or research volunteer opportunities to support KEXP’s mission to make music from around the globe accessible and commercial-free.
Tacoma Art Museum
Who They Are: Tacoma Art Museum’s (TAM) mission is to connect people through art, special exhibitions, and learning programs; it brings together artists from all over the Northwest and western region of the United States. This museum has a vast collection of over 5,000 works with an emphasis on art from the Pacific Northwest, and the largest retrospective of Dale Chihuly’s glass art. TAM was developed by volunteers as an informal art league in the late 1800s, and officially became the Tacoma Art Museum in 1964.
What They Have Been Up To: TAM has a busy calendar full of neighborhood-friendly events, such as free admission evenings, Thursday night drawing activities, open mic and art-making hosted by the Teen Art Council, summer camps, and more. TAM’s newest exhibit, “Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors,” opened on March 9 and showcases incredible art by one of the country’s most talented indigenous artists.
How You Can Help: Donors and volunteers are an integral part of the Tacoma Art Museum. If you’re looking for ways to contribute, consider becoming a supporting level member, making a one-time donation, having your business sponsor TAM, or volunteering at the museum.
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Seattle Children’s Theatre
Who They Are Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) was founded in 1975 and is now one of the 20 largest regional theaters in the United States. The complex houses two stages, the Eve Alvord Theatre and the Charlotte Martin Theatre and the Allen Family Technical Pavilion, which includes classrooms, spaces for rehearsals, and scene shops. SCT was the first self-contained theater complex built for young audiences in the nation.
What They Have Been Up To: Barry Kornauser’s play “Balloonacy,” directed by Rita Giomi, premiered March 14 and will run until May 5. This wordless situational comedy peppered with slapstick follows an aging man whose birthday celebration is interrupted by a wandering red balloon.
Children’s acting day camp starts on April 8 and covers topics such as physical comedy and the circus.
How You Can Help: Seattle Children’s Theatre partners with the CARS program and accepts individual donations as well as matched donations through participating employers. Donations go toward theater education programs and outreach, as well as costs for their Mainstage Season.
Museum of History and Industry
Who They Are: The Museum of History and Industry, more commonly referred to as MOHAI, has a mission to preserve Seattle history through stories, artifacts, photographs, and other exhibitions of innovation and imagination. MOHAI was started in 1952 in Montlake and moved to its current location in South Lake Union in 2012. It celebrates the diverse history of the Puget Sound, educates individuals through public programs and scholarships, and is an essential resource for the city.
What They Have Been Up To: MOHAI’s permanent exhibits include the “Bezos Center for Innovation,” which asks visitors to express themselves and encourages idea-sharing, and “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey” and “Maritime Seattle,” both highlighting the rich industrial history of our city. The 10th annual Innovation Exchange will be held on May 22 and will bring together leaders and influencers in the Puget Sound area to exchange ideas and take part in important conversations about the transformation of South Lake Union.
How You Can Help: Support the museum and obtain year-round access to MOHAI and all special exhibits by becoming a member at one of several different levels. You can also make a one-time donation, see if your employer will match donations, volunteer, or attend a MOHAI fundraising event.
Jacobson Jarvis is pleased to partner with and lend our specialized experience and services to these arts-focused nonprofits in the Seattle area, and encourages you to check them out and get involved!