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Phish's WaterWheel Foundation/Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction

For the second time in as many years, the WaterWheel Foundation and the Mimi Fishman Foundation have teamed together to create a very exciting on-line charity auction. All proceeds from the auction will mutually benefit the Foundations, both of which have strong ties to the band Phish. The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities.

The Mimi Fishman Foundation was established in1999 by Miriam "Mimi" Fishman (the late mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman) and David Shulman, as a vehicle to raise funds for various charities important to Mimi.

The on-line auction is currently live with the bidding coming to close on Tuesday, May 25. The auction consists of 13 ticket/memorabilia packages, each representing a tour stop on the 1st leg of the Phish 2010 Summer Tour.

In addition to a pair of reserved tickets per show, the additional items include band signed posters by Phish famed poster artist Jim Pollock, rare David Welker posters, Jon Fishman signed drumsticks, and more.

Lunch with Jon Fishman on Current Mimi Fishman Auction

Fishman - photo by Laura McDaniel- for the Grateful Web

The new Mimi Fishman Foundation charity auction is up and running.  The Foundation's first auction of 2009 includes amazing items donated by Phish, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Jack Johnson, Scramble Campbell, moe., Dave Matthews Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band.  The auction proceeds will benefit the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments.

One of the more unique items on the auction is a lunch with Phish drummer Jon Fishman.  The winner and one guest will enjoy lunch and conversation with the Phish drummer.  In addition, Fishman will hand the winner a pair of tickets for the next evenings Phish show at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

The MFF also wanted you to know they just added an Alpine Valley Resort (Suite) and Waterpark Package to the current Mimi Fishman Foundation charity auction.  As a reminder, the auction concludes in 1 week, Wednesday, Feb 25.  The auction ending times are staggered so pay close attention to the items you are interested in.

The auction, which concludes Feb 26, also features:

·    Phish Summer 2009 Ticket/DVD Packages
·    Dave Matthews Band Ticket/Pass Package
·    Yonder Mountain String Band Ticket/Signed Poster Package
·    Bonnaroo Ticket/Phish Laminate Package
·    Umphrey's McGee VIP Package
·    String Cheese Incident Signed Posters
·    .moe Ticket/Pass Package
·    Scramble Campbell Original Phish Artwork
·    Jack Johnson Signed CD/DVD Package

To view and/or bid on the auction, as well as read about the charities the auction supports, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Page.

Mimi Fishman Foundation's New Charity Auction is Live!

Bonnaroo tixs up for auction- for the Grateful Web

The new Mimi Fishman Foundation charity auction is up and running.  The Foundation's first auction of 2009 includes amazing items donated by Phish, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Jack Johnson, Scramble Campbell, moe, Dave Matthews Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band.  The auction proceeds will benefit the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments.

One of the more unique items on the auction is a lunch with Phish drummer Jon Fishman.  The winner and one guest will enjoy lunch and conversation with the Phish drummer.  In addition, Fishman will hand the winner a pair of tickets for the next evenings Phish show at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

The auction, which concludes Feb 26, also features:

·       Phish Summer 2009 Ticket/DVD Packages
·       Dave Matthews Band Ticket/Pass Package
·       Yonder Mountain String Band Ticket/Signed Poster Package
·       Bonnaroo Ticket/Phish Laminate Package
·       Umphrey's McGee VIP Package
·       String Cheese Incident Signed Posters
·       .moe Ticket/Pass Package
·       Scramble Campbell Original Phish Artwork
·       Jack Johnson Signed CD/DVD Package

To view and/or bid on the auction, as well as read about the charities the auction supports, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Page.

The Mimi Fishman Foundation Launches Charity Auction Featuring the Return of Phish

Phish Hampton Tixs- for the Grateful Web

It's no surprise the new Mimi Fishman Foundation Charity auction includes items based on the return of Phish to the stage. Three amazing Phish Hampton packages are featured in the auction that benefits the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments.

The Phish Hampton packages include 2 tickets to a Hampton show and a meet/greet Jon Fishman for the winner and one guest. The winner will also be handed a drumstick that Fishman used during the show as well as a signed drumhead.

The auction concludes November 6, 2008 and features:

· Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) & Friends Signed Posters
· Crosby Stills & Nash Signed Posters
· Jack Johnson Signed CD's
· Umphrey's McGee New Years Eve VIP Ticket Package
· String Cheese Incident Signed Posters
· Disco Biscuits Signed Poster (Pollock)
· And more...

To view and/or bid on the auction, as well as read about the charities the auction supports, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Page.

New Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Going On Now!

Up North Music and Art Festival - Meet and Greet Bobby- for the Grateful Web

The Mimi Fishman Foundation has launched another in their continuing series of on-line charity auctions.  The auction can be found at http://www.mimifishman.org/auctions

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments as part of their capital campaign.  Specifically the money raised will be directed towards the Music Therapy room in the Centers new building.  The Music Therapy program supports children from birth to three years of age who are visually impaired.

The auction concludes July 22, 2008.  Auction items include:

·       Meet/Greet with Bob Weir and VIP Passes for the Up North Music Festival

·       Phish Posters

·       Dave Matthews Band Ticket/Pass Package

·       Mike Gordon Tix/Signed CD Package

·       Scramble Campbell Artwork

·       Signed Posters by moe. Tickets to moe.down

·       Phish Doniac Schvice Package

·       One-of-a-kind Red Rocks Michael Kang Memento (benefits Kang's "Our Future Now" charity)

·       And more…..

New Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Going On Now!

autographed Dave Matthews/Jack Johnson poster- for the Grateful Web

The Mimi Fishman Foundation has just launched a new on-line charity auction to benefit Conscious Alliance.

The Mimi Fishman Foundation has just launched a new on-line charity auction to benefit Conscious Alliance.

The auction, which runs through early June*, includes several festival VIP packages, as well as signed guitars and posters.

A sample of items include:

•       Rothbury VIP Package
•       Wakarusa VIP Package
•       All Good VIP Package
•       Umphrey's McGee Signed Guitar
•       Dave Matthews Band/Jack Johnson Signed Poster
•       Phil Lesh Signed Poster
•       Jam Cruise Signed Poster

To view and/or bid on the auction, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction

* Note:  Bidding on all items end June 9 except for the Gathering of the Vibes VIP Package, which ends tonight, May 20, and the Wakarusa VIP Package, which ends Sunday, May 25.

New Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Going On Now!

Crosby Stills & Nash autographed guitar- for the Grateful Web

The Station Family Fund today announced their online charity auction, generously hosted by The Mimi Fishman Foundation has officially gone live.

The Station Family Fund today announced their online charity auction, generously hosted by The Mimi Fishman Foundation has officially gone live.

The auction will benefit the Station Family Fund, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded by survivors of the Station Nightclub fire. The Station Family Fund is committed to providing survivor relief, including costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation for victims and basic home needs for their families.

The auction, which will run through April 3rd, can be found at http://www.mimifishman.org/auctions/.

A wide array of amazing musical memorabilia includes signed items by Crosby Stills & Nash, Def Leppard, Paul Rogers (Bad Company), Extreme, Gretchen Wilson, Boston members Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl, Tesla, Stryper, Winger, Twisted Sister, and much more.

Prevalent in the auction are the many guitars signed by the musicians who performed at the "Phoenix Rising" benefit concert at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on February 25, 2008.

The Station Family Fund is an all-volunteer, 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization founded to offer assistance and relief to people directly affected by the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  100 people perished, close to 200 were severely injured, and more than 60 children lost one or both parents in the horrific fire on Feb 20, 2003.  Station Family Fund information can be found at http://www.stationfamilyfund.org.

Todd King, a survivor himself of the fire, is the President of the Station Family Fund.  "It's vital we don't forget the families left behind," said King.  "The Station Family Fund was formed to help those families, as well as the survivors. The Mimi Fishman Foundation has been instrumental in helping our organization raise funds through past on-line auctions and we are grateful for their incredible support."

He added, "The guitars are amazing."

In a related note, VH1 and VH1 Classic will simultaneously premiere a one-hour special of the "Phoenix Rising" concert on both their networks on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Entitled, "VH1 Classic Presents: AFTERMATH: The Station Fire Five Years Later," the special is a continuation of the effort to raise awareness about the plight of the Station fire survivors. It includes both live performances from the February 25th concert and interviews with some of the victims that survived.

New Mimi Auction Is Now Over - Thanks To Everyone!

Bid on this Phish Simpsons t-shirt package!- for the Grateful Web

The Grateful Web is proud to power yet another Mimi Fishman Foundation auction.  There's all sorts of great items, including:  String Cheese Incident New Years tickets and backstages passes, autographed Allman Brothers Rock the Earth poster, Phish Simpsons t-shirt pack, Umphrey's McGee New Years VIP Package, Jack Johnson autographed Rock the Earth poster, Bonnie Raitt autographed Rock the Earth poster, & tons more!

Real Time Bidding Total for This Auction: $2,690.00 raised for charity. thanks to everyone who participated!

New Mimi Auction is Over. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Fishman drums up for auction- for the Grateful Web

The Mimi Fishman Foundation is pleased to announce a new online charity auction.  This time around auction proceeds will be donated to a friend – Col. Bruce Hampton (ret.), as well as the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments.

Whether it is with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Fiji Mariners, or the Code Talkers, many "jamband" fans are familiar with Col Bruce Hampton's wonderful work over the years.  Col. Bruce collaborated with Phish and others to start the H.O.R.D.E. tour in the early 90's.  He has also acted in movies like "Sling Blade" and Mike Gordon's "Outside Out".

In the spring of 2006, Bruce had angioplasty on several coronary arteries.  His doctors say the operation was 'text book' and a complete success.  This surgery coupled with the medications and lifestyle changes dictated by his doctors have forced him off the road for the first time in forty-four years.  Bruce's health is improving and his prognosis is excellent, however the costs of the hospital stay, clinic visits, and prescriptions are very high.

Bruce's friends have been collecting donations to help with his expenses, however more our needed to meet the need.  If the donations would exceed the need any access will be forwarded directly to Musicares, an organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance to musicians in times of need.

phishThe friendship between Bruce and Mimi goes back many years.  On March 30, 1996, the Aquarium Rescue Unit headline a show billed as "The Mimi Fishman Birthday Party".  The show, organized by Mimi, was a benefit to the American Glaucoma Society.   Mimi's philanthropic dedication was sparked by her love of music and her life dealing with the debilitating disease of glaucoma.

It was no surprise that Col. Bruce was one of the first to sign on to play at "The Tribute to Mimi" show on October 5, 2001.  The show honored Mimi after her passing earlier that year and featured Col. Bruce and the Code Talkers as well as Merle Saunders.

"I remember Mimi coming to most of the East Coast H.O.R.D.E. shows.  She was a great spirit.  She would bring so much energy it would fill the room.  And she would dance all night", says Col. Bruce remembering Mimi.

It was also no surprise that Mimi's son, former Phish drummer Jon Fishman, has stepped to the plate to in the Foundation's desire to help.  Jon recently donated many items from his past to the Foundation to help raise money for charities important to Mimi.  Many of these items were included in one of the Foundation's auctions earlier this year.  What remains will be included in this auction for Col. Bruce, including various pieces of Fishman's drum kits used on Phish tours as well as studio recordings – some dating back to the mid to late 80's.  In addition Fishman has signed all the items he donated.

"When I first approached Jon (Fishman) about organizing the auction for Col Bruce, he replied instantly with a "yes".  We both knew this is exactly what Mimi would have wanted us to do.  She was always reaching out to help both friends and strangers – and that is the tradition the Foundation wants to continue to carry", said Shulman, the Foundation's Executive Director.

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This auction also continues the relationship between the Foundation and the Delta Gamma Center.  Mimi Fishman had glaucoma and was a huge believer of helping out organizations that provided assistance to the visually impaired, especially charities those that focus on children. The Delta Gamma Center is committed to helping infants and young children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential by providing individualized education, therapy, and support services to them and their families.

Ex Phish Director of Security, John Langenstein, has also donated Phish memorabilia out of his collection sure to be of interest to Phish fans.

New Mimi Fishman Auction Has Ended!

Wakarusa Festival VIP Passes!- for the Grateful Web

The word "Wakarusa" is a Native American term meaning "ass-deep". In and around the Lawrence Kansas area, it refers to the Wakarusa River, which is the primary stream that feeds Clinton Lake. Oddly enough, the river's average water depth is about "ass-deep".

The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 bill perked the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings of Clinton Lake and the Lawrence area. In 2005, Wakarusa returned and quickly established itself as a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene. Attracting folks from all 50 U.S. states and 5 countries, the 2005 event featured over 80 artist, 5 stages and over 4 days of non-stop music and entertainment.

This auction has ended. Thanks for everyone who participated. Watch for another auction starting soon...