Step 2 – Help us plant the ROOTS of your empowerment tree.

*** Before continuing with this next step be sure that you have already:

1. Watched our introductory video below. ***  

THANKS! You are now ready to proceed by letting us show you how to use these  achievements to raise funds, publicity, awareness and more for you with each step as well as review our VIP GUESTS OF HONOR FAST FACTS!

Click below to see event at Washington DC Lincoln Memorial. 

“International Jazz Day could not happen without partners like Jazz for Peace….using concerts, community outreach and education programs to raise support and awareness for local and international charities…to promote charitable and service-based activities that help make a positive difference in the world…to unify and empower the vulnerable in our society. We are indebted to you for your steadfast support, and look forward to working with you…” ~ Herbie Hancock

Click on picture below for Video then scroll below for VIP FAST FACTS!

“Help us Plant the ROOTS – so we can Grow Your Empowerment Tree!”

The ROOTS are VIP Guests of Honor chosen by YOU using our 5 proven techniques, who will be allowed to PROFIT $ by attending this historic event, giving outstanding causes the opportunity to not only thank and reward their supporters but also EXPAND their vital donor base.

Rewarding your VIP Guests! – A necessary step towards sustainability.

Below is a video taken inside an actual VIP Meet and Greet Ceremony where you can see the actual ROOTS of one of many hundreds of Jazz for Peace Empowerment Trees!

VIP GUEST OF HONOR EXAMPLE ~ Click HERE to see an actual VIP Ceremony  at our event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, then see the actual results from this Grant Award here:  Click HERE for actual results of this Grant!


Answer: Because each one of these VIP Guests of Honor are cashing in on all of the fantastic rewards, savings, perks and honors detailed in these VIP Guest of Honor Fast Facts below which are provided by our Foundation as part of your Empowerment Grant Award!




A.  Incredible opportunity to say “Thank You!” –  Everyone that you would like to thank, reward, and rejuvenate will have the opportunity to PROFIT FROM THIS EVENT THEMSELVES by attending as the VIP Guests of Honor and accepting in return for their VIP Honorary designation all of the wonderful and fantastic rewards and amenities that are detailed at this link and outlined in these VIP videos below. As you can see from these video examples, we’ve never met a VIP Guest of Honor who was anything less than thrilled to be a part of this event. Our Grant Administrators are well aware of this fact and delighted to assist you with this step!

B. Truly Memorable Event. – Memorabilia from historic Jazz for Peace concerts starting with our very first event at the United Nations are now worth many times their original value. And for good reason – Click Here !  Because of this we now offer a limited and numbered memorabilia item for you to choose from which will be given only to the VIP Guests of Honor thereby assuring the continuous appreciation in value of this item. The opportunity for your VIP Guests to possess a memento of significant appreciation is just one of many opportunities that have been offered.

C.  $100 Savings! –  In addition to Board Members, friends, family, and supporters, this event will also have great appeal to friends and associates of yours who under normal circumstances “simply don’t have the money” to attend an event of this significance. Here is exactly why this event is the most economical opportunity for your VIP Guests that will take place in your town during this time period. At $25 per ticket you save $100. The cost of one regular priced General Admission ticket is $50 and the cost of one VIP ticket is $75. However if a person is fortunate enough to be chosen by you as a VIP Guest of Honor the cost for their VIP ticket is only $25. And because they are allowed to buy 2 tickets (so that their spouse, significant other, or whomever they would like to accompany them can also be a VIP) they get a $100 savings.

D. VIP Perks and Amenities –  In addition to the $100 savings to attend one of the world’s most significant cultural events for one of the worlds greatest causes (your cause!), a VIP Guest of Honor ALSO has the opportunity to receive the following depending upon our various sponsors:

  • A VIP Meet and Greet Ceremony
  • And in many instances Free Food
  • Free Beverages
  • And even Free gifts

Estimated Value: In MANY instances – MORE than the $25 you are spending on the entire evening.

E. Incredible Musical Presentation! – A World Class Cultural Event considered by many cultural enthusiasts worldwide to be “One of the most Significant Cultural Events of Our Time!” as you can clearly see HERE – Unprecedented Achievements in Jazz!

Estimated Value – DEFINITELY MORE than the $25 you are spending on the entire evening.

F. Truly Outstanding Grant Recipient. – Lets certainly not forget the Outstanding Cause and Beneficiary of this Event – the majority of whom represent the most significant causes and very finest organizations in the world! We have simply NEVER encountered a grant recipient whose outstanding cause ALONE wasn’t worth at LEAST $25 or more!

Estimated Value of just this component  – Priceless.

Your VIP Guest of Honor Ticket Price for this entire event including all of the components listed above: All for only $25

G. Our NEW Cryptocurrency Funding!!! See amazing details here:  Click on the link and (1. watch the Rick DellaRatta “Trickle Up!” interview  (2. Review the basics. (3. Access the White Paper at the bottom for full details!

H. Innovative & personalized ideas just for you – like this surprise appearance by Jazz for Peace in the VIP Room!

See video here:

In this one of many innovative examples, Jazz for Peace make a surprise appearance in the VIP Room itself just to give some added value to one of our Grant Recipients and their coveted VIP Guests of Honor!

Just from these VIP benefits alone it is no small wonder that those testimonials you read in Step 1 were so glowing.

Previous grant recipients have easily used this fundraising step to attract between 50 to 100 or more VIP Guests of Honor, who then help us EXPAND your vital Donor base by offering these same perks and rewards to THEIR clients, associates and loved ones!

Fundraisingstep1 However please keep in mind that this is only ONE of SEVEN fundraising steps as we grow each branch of your Empowerment Tree in addition to long term opportunities that this Grant provides even after these seven fundraising steps are completed.

QUESTION: Are you saying that once we thank, reward, honor and rejuvenate our supporters as well as EXPAND our vital donor base there is even MORE to gain from this GRANT?

ANSWER: MUCH MORE!  After the ROOTS have been planted comes the very best part of all.

Growing the Seven Sustainable Branches of your Empowerment Tree!

To learn more about our Empowerment Tree – Click HERE for our GRANT WORKSHOP VIDEO which also shows you how to use your template letter to submit your VIP List w/ application to quickly obtain funding approval!

Ready to Help Us Plant The Roots?


Here is just one example of many variations on this theme taken from a real Jazz for Peace Event (this one in Portland, Oregon).

VIP's gather for the Pre Concert Meet and Greet!

VIP’s gather for the Pre Concert Meet and Greet!

The high quality social and networking opportunity gets underway with additional rewards and freebies provided by various sponsors.

The high quality social and networking opportunity gets underway with additional rewards and freebies provided by various sponsors.

Just as this enjoyable and profitable ceremony is winding down, the crowd is beginning to arrive in anticipation of a GREAT SHOW!

Just as this enjoyable and profitable ceremony is winding down, the crowd is beginning to arrive in anticipation of a GREAT SHOW!

Understanding the Branches:


These examples are two Branches of your Empowerment Tree.

Branch #5 – New and Prestigious Supporters


Click here to see Branch #5 “New and Prestigious Supporters” Example: BirminghamMayor

See additional examples HERE.

Branch #4 – Local and Major Corporate Sponsors.



From: Jazz for Peace <>
Subject: Peter, James and Tina: Congratulations and we are EXTREMELY excited!!
Date: October 19, 2013 12:07:42 AM EDT
To: Peter Young

As for my Platinum Sponsorship, I hereby confirm it… send me the paperwork and A/C details for the money transfer.

Dear Peter,
Thank you so much for this wonderful confirmation!
The best news of all is that we have worked long and hard to help Phalanx Family Services reach the “100% to you!” plateau meaning that ALL of these funds will go straight to them!
I have copied both James and Tina on this email so that you can arrange with them the bank wire transfer information for their account that you will need to make the transfer.
I (and of course the rest of our team) am EXTREMELY excited to show you all of the value that buying2give is going to receive from this wonderful platinum sponsorship package so please ask James and Tina to contact me the second that they receive their confirmation so that our team can get started!!!

We look forward to this opportunity to provide maximum value to buying2give!


John De Angelis – Grant Administrator – Latest News:  Jazz for Peace receives award from the children of Port-au-Prince, Haiti – (CLICK HERE!)

See numerous additional sponsorship examples HERE




Many of our previous recipients have complained about having to exhaust the same donor base every year. In response to that a Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grant gives your organization the opportunity to thank, reward, rejuvenate, and honor this vital constituency which we like to call the roots of your empowerment tree. Jazz for Peace accomplishes this by offering irresistible awards, savings and perks to VIP Guests of Honor selected by you. Grant recipients also expand their donor base by using this world class event and numerous VIP rewards to attract new supporters as VIP Guests of Honor thereby strengthening as well as enlarging the roots of the empowerment tree.

Each VIP selected for this award will be given the opportunity to profit (see VIP Guest of Honor Fast Facts) by purchasing a special pair of discount VIP tickets for themselves and their significant other. VIPs also assist you by generating grass-roots word of mouth support by notifying their family, friends, associates and supporters that they can also attend as a VIP as well. We call this group of core supporters The VIP Invite Committee.

Every Tree must have ROOTS. The ROOTS of your tree are the VIP Guests of Honor chosen by you.

With proven “ROOT Planting” techniques such as “A lot of people doing a little bit”, along with the VIP EXPANDER INVITE Letter that we provide, you will easily be able to thank, reward honor and rejuvenate your current supporters, EXPAND your vital donor base, confirm your event with funds already raised for you, and qualify for the “100% to you maximum funds” level – all at the same time!


Make sure you thoroughly understand how to “Help Us Plant the ROOTS” in this SUMMARY Video and FAQ!

FAQ: Please tell me everything I need to know about the VIP Invite Committee: (Click here for answer

Empowerment Tree Grants is a subsidiary of: The Jazz for Peace Foundation – First in Cultural Philanthropy – 400 W43 St. New York, NY – Voting Member of: Council on Foundations

“Jazz for Peace provides Empowerment Grants and sustainable funding for non-profits and all outstanding causes worldwide for over a decade”


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