Legacy Gifts in Action: The Marjorie Jackson Scholarship

Timothy Daniels

Timothy Daniels, oboe, performs with AXIOM, a Juilliard ensemble dedicated to performing the masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Many of the scholarships available for Juilliard students exist thanks to legacy gifts. One that is making a big difference this year came from alumna Marjorie Jackson, who set up a charitable gift annuity with Juilliard in 2006. She designated that the proceeds of her annuity be awarded as a scholarship, and, after her passing last year at the age of 99, the Marjorie Jackson Scholarship was created.

Marjorie Jackson received a diploma in oboe from Juilliard in 1943. She performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, among other orchestras; held two degrees from the University of California Berkeley; and earned a doctorate from Columbia. She also held a pilot's license, was an educator, and an avid traveler. Her strong desire to help other oboists inspired her to establish an annuity with Juilliard.

This year, oboist Timothy Daniels is the fortunate recipient of this scholarship, which bears the name of a remarkable woman. Timothy, a native of Tennessee, is a master's degree candidate who studies with Elaine Douvas. He received his bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and has held oboe fellowships with the Aspen Music Festival and School, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute.

Timothy has commissioned and premiered works for oboe and English horn, and actively performs with the New Juilliard Ensemble and AXIOM. His efforts to excite new audiences have led him to perform in and teach at public schools and hospitals across the country, and he continues to teach while pursuing his own studies.

The Juilliard School is deeply grateful to Marjorie Jackson for what she has done for students, like Timothy Daniels, who follow in her footsteps at Juilliard. For more information about how you can support the future of the performing arts, please contact Lori Padua at 212-799-5000, Ext. 7152, or lpadua@juilliard.edu.