Mark Vann Benefit with Great America Taxi & Friends | 12/18/11
Mark Vann’s spirit parted company with his body on March 4, 2002. Mark consistently lived by the motto of “Go Big!”. He applied this motto to both playing music and his unending willingness to offer his time and knowledge to teach anybody who wanted to learn. He encouraged others to “Dream Big”, “Go Big”, and “Pick Big”, and personally supported their efforts to do so. The sun rose on March 5th to the task of shining light into a newly empty space in our many worlds.
** The Mark Vann Foundation was created to continue the spirit of joy, gratitude, and generosity that Mark brought to our collective communities through his life and music **
Our primary mission is to serve community based non-profit organizations bringing light, love and laughter into the lives of those in need through nature, music and the arts; and to provide a conduit for kindhearted people with similar values to nurture impactful positive change within their own communities.
The Mark Vann Foundation is supported entirely by volunteer efforts and has no paid employees. It is managed in such a way as to maximize our ability to support beneficiaries by keeping operating costs to a minimum. We warmly welcome all who would like to participate, volunteer, or contribute, and kindly thank the many of you throughout the music community who already have.
The evening will also entail an instrument drive, raffle & silent auction.
Marching forth to help dreams “Go Big!”
Great American Taxi and Friends
The Contribution (ft. Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, Keith Moseley of String Cheese Incident, Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra & members of New Monsoon)
Bill McKay Band
Andrew McConathy and the Drunken Hearts
Plus many more special guests