Category Archives: School Fundraising Magic Show

$4,432.25 For Another Elementary School!

Last Friday, Mar Vista Elementary hosted Jersey Jim’s FunTastic Family Fundraising Illusion Show.  They choose to have two shows, one at 5 pm and one at 7 pm.  Their auditorium was packed.  Everyone had a great time, especially the kids (though the adults laughed just as much).

Best of all, the school raised a total of $4,576.25 in one evening of family fun with minimal prep time.  Jim’s Comedy Magic Show Fundraiser for schools is the easiest fundraiser your school will ever hold and the results speak for themselves:  great family entertainment which raises lots of free money for the school.

I say “free money” because those entertainment dollars would be otherwise going to a movie or some other corporate profit-making entertainment.  Why not let your school reap the benefits while hosting a one-of-a-kind, live Las Vegas-scale illusion show that will give your population a unique experience that can be enjoyed as a family.

The Fundraiser Poster in School's Main Hall

The Fundraiser Poster in School’s Main Hall

Here is another great picture from the shows:

Jersey Jim's Magic Snowstorm Illusion

Magical Snowstorm!

Below is the email I received from the school’s committee wherein they analyse their profits:

First of all Jim, thank you for the great shows and helping us raise the money for MVSEG! Thank you Uttara and Jennifer for all of your work on this.

Ticket Sales:                                       $4569

Unpaid Ticket Sales:                       $144 ( I am working on collecting and making sure they did not pay at the event).

Popcorn and Light up toys:          $531.25

Pizza, chips, water sales:              $737

________________________________

Total:                                                     $5837.25 (not including $144)

Expenses:

Pizza                                                      $555

Permit:                                                 ? (not sure of there was a fee)

Jersey Jim                                            $850

Total:                                                     $1405

Profit:                                                $4432.25

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Another School Fundraiser

Jersey Jim brings his award winning FunTastic Family School Fundraising program to Marquez Elementary school in Pacific Palisades.

Marquez Banner

In an effort to boost fundraising efforts, Marquez Elementary School has enlisted Professional Magician Jersey Jim to present his amazing FunTastic Family Magic Show on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

What prompted such a large event? School officials claimed they were looking for “something different” for their fundraising efforts. “Unlike traditional fundraising methods, Jersey Jim’s program offered a fun alternative for our children and parents alike.”

“We don’t feel that we’re asking the student body, their parents, or the community for a donation,” one school official said. “We feel we’re giving them something of real value: a FUN evening of laughter and entertainment. It’s going to give everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy themselves with their families as well as feel good about themselves, knowing that their proceeds will be going toward much-needed school funding. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

What can attendees expect? The FunTastic Family magic show is the same show that Jersey Jim performs at professional theaters. It features 90 minutes of unique entertainment complete with music, beautiful props, and Jim’s hilarious blend of comedy, audience participation, and grand illusion, including sawing the principal in half with a power buzz saw! Jim is quick to reassure that all ages will be laughing at this comedy routine.

Another amazing moment includes causing an audience member to float in the air!   Jim will be selecting a child from the audience and will even pass a hoop around them to prove they are floating!

Parents often ask how long the kids stay up there. Jim always says, “Long enough for a dinner and movie.”

Jersey Jim appeared in the film, “Couples Retreat.” “It was an honor being picked by Vince Vaughn from all the other magicians in Los Angeles,” Jim said.

Every child who attends will also receive a free magic gift and be able to pet the magician’s appearing rabbit after the show.

Of his Family Comedy Magic Show,” Jim says, “I have the best seat in the house because I get to see all of the kids’ faces as they smile in amazement and laugh hysterically. It’s designed with the entire family in mind and the parents always have as much fun, if not more, than their children!”

Tickets for the event are $20. Tickets will be available the evening of the event as space allows.

Jersey Jim Brings Halloween Fun to Los Angeles Elementary School

This Halloween season, Jersey Jim brought Halloween fun and scares to a Los Angeles Elementary school and helped raise thousands of dollars for the school at the same time.

Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic  show

Jersey Jim’s Halloween Fundraising Magic show

Jersey Jim did this by presenting his Monster Magic Show at the school, which featured Jim’s amazing transformation illusion which turned an elementary school Father into the Hulk right before the amazed eyes of the students and parents!  This is one of Jersey Jim’s original illusions, which utilizes the same illusion principle as Disneyland’s “Haunted Mason.”

Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic Show

Jersey Jim’s Monster Magic Show

Jersey Jim also contributed another original illusion he created which turned the school’s principal into a living skeleton as pictured below!

Jersey Jim's Halloween Illusion

Jersey Jim’s Original Halloween Illusion

The school raised thousands of dollars while having terrific Halloween spooky-goofy fun thanks to the illusions and Halloween themed magic shows of Jersey Jim!

Jersey Jim offers his school fundraising programs all year long to schools throughout Southern California.  Go to the below link for information about this terrific fundraising program for schools:

http://educatelikemagic.com/Funraising%20Magic%20Show%20Page.htm

Schools typically raise from $2,000 to $12,000 in a single night with hardly any work while giving their families a terrific community family event.

Jersey Jim’s School Fundraising Magic Show

Jersey Jim is bringing his FunTastic Family Fundraising Magic Show program to Mar Vista Elementary school on Friday, February 20, 2015.  There will be two shows starting at 5 PM and again at 7 PM.  Dinner and magic tricks will also be for sale at this great family friendly event.

School’s routinely raise $2000 to $12000 with Jersey Jim’s family friendly magic show program, while having a great family event.

Magic Show School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Flyer

What prompted such a large event? School officials claimed they were looking for “something different” for their fundraising efforts. “Unlike traditional fundraising methods, Jersey Jim’s program offered a fun alternative for our children and parents alike.”

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“We don’t feel that we’re asking the student body, their parents, or the community for a donation,” one school official said. “We feel we’re giving them something of real value: a FUN evening of laughter and entertainment. It’s going to give everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy themselves with their families as well as feel good about themselves, knowing that their proceeds will be going toward much-needed school funding. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Jersey Jim's Magic Snowstorm Illusion

Magical Snowstorm!

What can attendees expect? The FunTastic Family magic show is the same show that Jersey Jim performs at professional theaters. It features 90 minutes of unique entertainment complete with music, beautiful props, and Jim’s hilarious blend of comedy, audience participation, and grand illusion, including a making teachers and children appear and disappear in thin air.

Another amazing moment includes causing an audience member to float in the air!   Jim will be selecting a child from the audience and will even pass a hoop around them to prove they are floating!

Jersey Jim Makes Child Float in Mid Air

Floating Child!

Parents often ask how long the kids stay up there. Jim always says, “Long enough for a dinner and movie.”

Jersey Jim appeared in the film, “Couples Retreat.” “It was an honor being picked by Vince Vaughn from all the other magicians in Los Angeles,” Jim said.

Every child who attends will also receive a free magic gift and be able to pet the magician’s appearing rabbit after the show.

Of his Family Comedy Magic Show,” Jim says, “I have the best seat in the house because I get to see all of the kids’ faces as they smile in amazement and laugh hysterically. It’s designed with the entire family in mind and the parents always have as much fun, if not more, than their children!”

Tickets for the event are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets will be available the evening of the event as space allows.  To buy tickets online go to:

https://marvista.onlinepartybook.com/details.php?party_id=16315

OR…

https://marvista.onlinepartybook.com/details.php?party_id=16314

 

Jersey Jim’s New Business Card Design

Just created a new business card aimed at my birthday party market.  Here is is:

Jersey Jim Comedy Magician Business Card

Jersey Jim New Business Card

You may notice that the url–the website–on the business card is a different web address than perhaps you are used to seeing for Jersey Jim.  This is the web address that takes you directly to my webpage for my children show business.

Although I offer all kinds of magic shows–I offer magic for adult audiences, I offer Library shows that are educational and themed for each year’s summer reading them, I offer a 90 minute school fundraising show which rivals what you would see in Las Vegas–but Jersey Jim’s start in magic was performing for children at preschools and at private birthday shows.

Jim gives every child one of his famous magic dollar bills at every public and private magic show, however, I have noticed that children also enjoy receiving a business card as well.  Perhaps kids like getting business cards like grown ups!

Magician Father Makes His 8-Year-Old Son Appear On Stage From Thin Air!

I’m a professional magician performing in the Los Angeles area.  For years, my son, Wesley, who is now 8, has wanted to be involved in all of daddy’s magic shows, whether big or small.

Wesley would sometimes come to my public shows but I would not be able to pick him because I felt it wouldn’t be fair to the other kids who had never seen my shows before or had never had a chance to help a magician before.
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