JazzFest History

John P Murphy Foundation

Awarded: 2017
Born: 1960

"We focus on the arts, education and community. Tri-C’s Center for Creative Arts is at the nexus of all three."

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The Tri-C JazzFest is grateful for the generous and ongoing support of many organizations and foundations, particularly the John P. Murphy Foundation.

The John P. Murphy Foundation was established in 1960 by attorney and businessman John P. Murphy and his wife Gladys T. Murphy to distribute grants for “charitable, educational, scientific, literary and religious purposes” in Greater Cleveland. Today, the Foundation focuses on arts and culture, community and higher education.