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Welcome to Jazz for Justice: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Last year, on April 15, 2023, we hosted the inaugural Jazz for Justice Celebration & Fundraiser, commemorating our 49th anniversary of providing access to justice for Story County Residents. The event was a remarkable success, with live jazz music provided by Kaizer Jazz, delightful cuisine catered by Great Caterers of Iowa, and generous support from table sponsors, including New Point Law Firm, Hastings & Gartin, and Kim Stevens. With over 80 attendees, the atmosphere was vibrant as we celebrated our shared commitment to justice for all.

During the event, we had the privilege of acknowledging the Honorable Michael J. Moon as the first recipient of the William Abraham Volunteer Award, recognizing his outstanding dedication to our cause. His exemplary service serves as an inspiration to us all.

Building on the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming 50th Anniversary Jazz for Justice Celebration & Fundraiser, which will be presented in partnership with the Center for Creative Justice (CCJ) who will also be celebrating their 50th anniversary. Join us once again for an evening filled with live jazz, delicious food, and meaningful connections. Let’s come together to support our mission of providing essential legal assistance to those in need.

Save the date for this year’s event and be part of our legacy of service. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Story County residents. For more information about the CCJ visit: https://creativejustice.org


Join us on April 20, 2024, as we celebrate 50 years of dedicated public service at the 2nd Annual Jazz for Justice Celebration! This year’s celebration is sure to be an unforgettable evening of jubilant spirits, wonderful company, and uplifting jazz melodies. Reserve your spot now to contribute to our legacy of service and make this event one to remember!


Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Christy Hall, 220 H Ave. Nevada, IA 50201. 
Secure your tickets and join us for an evening of jazz, joy, and justice!


Donation: Support our missions by making a donation to the Legal Aid Society of Story County and the Center for Creative Justice by visiting www.givebutter.com/jazz4justice. Your contribution will directly impact our ability to provide essential services to those in need.

Ticket Purchase: Secure your spot at the event by purchasing tickets today. Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and philanthropy as we commemorate our shared commitment to justice for all.

Make a Purchase Through Our Online Auction: Join the excitement as bidding opens at 8:00 p.m. on March 20, 2024, and continues until 8:00 p.m. on April 20, 2024. Explore the incredible items generously donated by our supporters and sign up to bid today at www.givebutter.com/jazz4justice.

Volunteer: Be a part of making our event a success by volunteering your time and skills. Your support as a volunteer is invaluable in helping us create a memorable experience for all attendees. If you are interested in volunteering, please send a volunteer inquiry request to events@legalaidstory.org.


  1. Purchase online by visiting www.givebutter.com/jazz4justice
  2. Mail a check and a purchase request to 220 H Ave. Nevada, IA 50201
  3. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, pending availability


Sponsorship Opportunities: Explore our sponsorship levels and the benefits they offer for businesses or individuals interested in supporting our event. Your sponsorship ensures the success of our cause while providing valuable exposure for your brand. If you are interested in sponsoring a ticket, a table, or the event, please send an email to events@legalaidstory.org

Spread the Word: Help us make a difference by sharing the event with your network and on social media platforms. Your support in spreading the word is invaluable in reaching a wider audience and making our event a success.


What is the William Abraham Volunteer Award?

William “Bill” Abraham took a road less traveled. He was a chemical engineering professor at Iowa State University from the early 1960s to 1994 when he was named Emeritus Professor. He had a lifelong interest in law and chose to pursue a JD from Drake Law School after retiring from ISU. Bill served on the Board of Directors for many years and volunteered his time and expertise as an attorney as well. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 84. He is remembered for his passion and dedication to serving Story County residents.
Beginning with the first ever Jazz for Justice event in 2023, where the Honorable Michael J. Moon was named as the first ever recipient, the Legal Aid Society of Story County gives the William Abraham Volunteer Award to a volunteer that we recognize the same passion for service

Who is this year’s Keynote Speaker?

We are excited to announce that Ed Bull will be our keynote speaker for this year’s Jazz for Justice event. Ed is a distinguished Iowa Attorney known for his dedication to justice and profound contributions to the legal field. Join us as Ed shares insights from his illustrious career and addresses important topics central to his work and access to justice. See you there!

How much are tickets and can I buy a ticket at the door?

Tickets are $100 each and may be available for purchase at the door, depending on availability. However, we encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance to ensure their spot at the event.

How much does it cost to sponsor a table?

The cost to sponsor a table is $1,000. This includes 8 tickets to the event, a reserved table for the sponsor, and name recognition on our website.


If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to reach out via email at events@legalaidstory.org. Alternatively, you can contact us during business hours by phone at 515-382-2471. We are here to assist you.