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The Kipp Crawford Memorial Endowment Fund

Kipp Crawford
Kipp Crawford

Kipp Crawford, son of Vern and Jean Crawford and a 1996 graduate of Ashland High School, was killed at the age of 31 as a result of a tragic accident in Portland, Oregon. Kipp was born in Ashland, and at the age of 11 began drum lessons, becoming a skilled drummer who followed that passion into a professional life of music and studio recording. Kipp embraced music, particularly jazz, and shared that love with those around him.


The Kipp Crawford Memorial Endowment Fund will be used to create enriching opportunities for jazz musicians in the Ashland Schools. This could encompass bringing musicians in to work with the AHS Jazz band or percussion classes, or other creative ways that might inspire young musicians to follow their hearts into the world of jazz. In the fall of 2010, ASF garnered enough donations to create a permanent endowment in Kipp's name that will support jazz and band at AHS in perpetuity. Donations will continue to be added into the endowment to increase the amount of income available for grants each year. The Ashland Schools Foundation is honored to create this fund in Kipp’s name in hopes that other students may be inspired to expand their music and follow in Kipp’s generous footsteps.


To donate online to the Kipp Crawford Memorial Endowment Fund, click on our “donate” button and note that this is a gift in memory of Kipp in the “tribute” section of our donation form. Kipp's family will be notified of all donors to the memorial fund.


If you do not want to donate online, you are welcome to send a check or call in your donation – just be sure to note that your gift is for the Kipp Crawford Memorial Fund.