Jay Clayton Fundraiser

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Our Beloved and Brilliant Jay Clayton has been diagnosed with lung cancer and as some of you know, she is entering aggressive treatment. She’s still at home as she navigates this outpatient journey. Jay has always been there for us. She needs us, now.

Jay’s primary source of income as a performer and teacher is on hold, and her family is rearranging their own work lives to be fully present and care for their mom 24/7. Deductible costs are devastating. Cancer is a family disease and with that in mind we reach out to you as part of Jay’s remarkable extended family of friends, colleagues, students, and other loved ones, for help.

Humbly, again, we have been asked to *NOT* share this on social media such as Facebook or Instagram (at this time.) Ignore the Share buttons on the Donation Page but please DO pass this Link on via email (add your own emphasis to the phrase “Please do NOT share on social media”), sending to the concentric circles of people you know who can get us to our goal.

Since this campaign began many of Jay's musician and journalist friends have generously asked about sharing her news via their jazz Newsletters, jazz websites and print vehicles. The answer from Jay is now: YES. She is deeply moved by her jazz community. (Again, no FB or Insta, please, at this time.)

We are hoping to raise at least $50,000 within four weeks.

If you prefer to donate with a check instead (and not to give through this GoFundMe fundraising website), you may send a check directly to Jay, made out to Jay Clayton. GoFundMe will direct inquiries to the Jay Clayton Fundraising Team.

All funds contributed towards Jay’s medical and related expenses are considered gifts and are not tax-deductible.

Jay is in very good spirits with her life’s wisdom of living in a present and loving way, seeing her into this journey. “I’ll go one step at a time,” she has said.

Let’s take THIS fundraising step for Jay and embrace her family in this time of need.

With Gratitude,
Jay’s Fundraising Team
Katie Bull, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Kendra Shank, Andrea Wolper
  • Bob Meyer`
    • $18 
    • 11 hrs
  • Cléo Palacio-Quintin
    • $50 
    • 17 hrs
  • Chantal Thompson
    • $75 
    • 1 d
  • Kathy Duncan
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Josh Hilberman
    • $100 
    • 1 d
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Fundraising team (4)

Katherine Bull
Raised $4,700 from 13 donations
Kingston, NY
Jay Clayton
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
Team member
Raised $2,341 from 30 donations
Dejha Colantuono
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation

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