The Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to announced that it has received the Mimi Fishman Memorial Award, the Jammy that honors notable contributions to community service. The Board of the Foundation humbly accepts the award on behalf of the many charitable groups, especially the organizations involved in music education, that benefit from its fundraising activities.
Mimi Fishman Foundation Director David Shulman presented the award to long-time Mockingbird volunteers Jack Lebowitz and Kat Griffin at last night’s Jammys ceremony, which took place at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. The show featured more than five hours of non-stop music and award presentations, culminating in a two-stage dueling jam on “Cissy Strut” in honor of the Meters. Awards were presented in eleven categories.
The Mockingbird Foundation extends its thanks to the fans who voted and to Jambands.com, for spreading their love of music. Most of all, the Foundation is grateful to the inspiring memory of Mimi Fishman, mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman, for her years of service to the community.
Finally, the Foundation congratulates the other community service organizations that were nominated, and commends them for their charitable efforts.
The Mockingbird Foundation was founded as an all-volunteer organization in 1997 by fans of the band Phish. Its members have released The Phish Companion, a 928-book about the band and its music, and are preparing for the release of Sharin’ in the Groove, a double-disc cover album. The Foundation’s net proceeds go to charity, supporting music education for children.