Many people ask, what is Black Tie Blue Jeans. This year, as in previous years, Black Tie Blue Jeans will grant money to several local non-profits and the remaining proceeds will be divided between the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation on an 85%/15% basis.
The Chamber of Commerce uses its portion of the funds to support local non-profit groups and to fund local events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Frontier Days, Frontier Days Rodeo, Shakespeare in the Park, Summer Reading Program, Fall Festival and the Christmas Stroll, plus many other activities, all of which invigorate the economy of our community. The Chamber also looks to sponsor projects that will enrich our community such as a revamp of the Whitehall Community Center bathrooms.
The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation proceeds will be added to its Endowment Fund and to its administrative fund to support the current and future needs of the community. Proceeds from the JVCF Endowment Fund have resulted in over $170,000 (through 2019) in grants returning to 44 non-profits volunteer organizations that support this community in the 20 years JVCF has existed.
In 2019, the following organization received grant funds from this amazing event: 4 Paws Rescue, Liberty Place/Whitehall Public Transportation, Friends of the Whitehall Library, Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue, Town of Whitehall Pool Commission, PULSE, and the Whitehall Community Center. Additional grant awards were given during the Jefferson Valley Community Foundations Short & Sweet grant session in October.
In 2020, the following organizations received grant funds from this event: Freinds of the Whitehall Library, Jefferson County Search and Rescue, Jefferson Valley Museum, Jefferson Valley Rural Fire District, PULSE, and Whitehall PTSA.
Please consider joining us or volunteering your time at Black Tie & Blue Jeans, or one of the many events that the Whitehall Chamber and Jefferson Valley Community Foundation organizes.
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This year's theme is Masquerade Ball. As in past years, there will be prizes for best dressed. If you are not comfortable attending the event but would like to still partake in the meal and Calcutta, there will be curbside pick up.
If you are unable to join us but would still like to give in the form of a sponsorship or item please contact us at 287-2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsorship Levels 2021 RSVP Grant Application