The Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival is thrilled to announce the confirmation of the Warwick Credit Union as a major corporate sponsor of the 2016 event.
Warwick Credit Union CEO, Lewis von Stieglitz said that he was thrilled with the exposure that the Credit Union received as a festival partner and that the organisation’s continued involvement is an illustration of their stalwart community connection.
Mr. Von Stieglitz is an avid supporter of the festival, saying ‘One of the many bonuses of being involved with the Festival includes attending events, such as the annual Winter Dinner’. Now in it’s second year, the event is held in the beautiful Warwick Town Hall, where Southern Downs regional produce and Granite Belt wines are showcased and acclaimed jazz musicians take to the stage. This year, the Festival has been successful in attracting The Con Artists, The Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Brisbane's flagship, 18-piece swing band to perform at the event. ‘This is bound to be one of those outstanding musical experiences of a lifetime that I am personally looking forward to and proud to be a part of’, he added.
As President of the Warwick Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Von Stieglitz further reiterated the significance of the Festival in promoting the sought after Southern Downs lifestyle. Tourism operators report healthy forward bookings during festivals such as these and local businesses benefit from an influx of visitors requiring all sorts of services. The 10-day Jumpers and Jazz in July event will feature over 100 community events associated with the festival this year. Confirming that Southern Downs and Granite Belt Region business owners see the value in joining forces with the Festival by participating with a unique offer or experience for festival goers to enjoy.
Mr. Von Stieglitz encouraged the community to rally around the Festival and its organisers with the usual enthusiasm shown for the event over the past 12 years, ‘The future success of this much-loved, iconic festival will rest on the shoulders of the community and how we can rise up to support it financially’, he said.
There are many ways to get involved. Not only can interested supporters sign up as Volunteers at the Festival via the www.jumpersandjazz.com website, but the opportunity to donate financially is available in two ways.
Firstly, local businesses are invited to sponsor the event through a Business Donation. This initiative will be launched at the next Warwick Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. The Local Business Sponsorship opportunity starts at $2000 and all businesses who donate will receive exposure on the official Jumpers and Jazz in July website, as well us in the official program. Forms for this initiative can be picked up at the Warwick Visitor Information Centre, The Warwick Art Galley or at the Warwick Credit Union branches.
Jumpers and Jazz Festival Advisory Team Chair, Rob Hamilton, says ‘Every Festival needs a steady partner and we are thrilled that the Warwick Credit Union remains one of our long standing major sponsors. Due to the new structure of running the Festival as a community based event, we invite more corporate sponsors and encourage them to talk with Lewis to gain feedback on what the Festival has meant for the Warwick Credit Union over the years. We need to continue our efforts to secure more financial stability over the coming years, which will ensure that our artistic components can continue to grow’, said Mr. Hamilton.
For more information on Warwick’s 13th annual yarnbombing and jazz festival, visit www.jumpersandjazz.com
Warwick Art Gallery | 2016 Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival Headquarters