Vegas Tickets Auctioned

Foundation Announces Auction, including Four Vegas Tickets
Offers tax deduction “if you help us help the kids”

[Maryland Heights, MO; Saratoga Springs, NY] – On Thursday, January 30, the Mockingbird Foundation announced its first charity auction, a fifteen-item package featuring four phish tickets. To allow the winner time to make travel plans, bidding will last for only one week, and will close on February 5th. The auction is being hosted by the Mimi Fishman Foundation, and is available via www.mimifishman.org/whatsnew.html.

“The elements of this package were donated as our most recent funding window is drawing to a close,” said Ellis Godard, Executive Director of the Mockingbird Foundation. “Every day, we’re hearing about more programs whose funding was cut, more classes without instruments, and more innovative ideas for teaching music to kids. This auction makes a very real difference in how many groups we can help in March.”

The biddable package includes two tickets to each night (Feb 15 and 16) of Phish’s upcoming shows at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, as well as two aftershow passes for the first night. It also includes a Mockingbird Foundation T-shirt, the 928-page all-volunteer encyclopedia The Phish Companion, and the best-selling double-disc tribute album Sharin’ in the Groove, plus two Foundation stickers, two Foundation magnets, and two Foundation bookmarks.

The Mockingbird Foundation was incorporated in 1997 to generate charitable proceeds from Phish fandom. It donates proceeds from a book, album, and related events to music education for children. The Mimi Fishman Foundation was created in 1999 to generate proceeds for charity. It donates proceeds from auctions and events to a variety of causes including glaucoma, cystic fibrosis, and YMCA summer camps.

Both organizations are all-volunteer, all-for-charity nonprofit grantmaking entities created by Phish fans and operating primarily in cyberspace. Neither has any salaries, paid staff, office, or assets other than what is licensed and disbursed. For more information, please visit www.mockingbirdfoundation.org and www.mimifishman.org.

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