Unique Assortment of Items Featured in On-Line Charity Auction

The Mimi Fishman Foundation is pleased to announce a new online charity auction. Teaming with both Conscious Alliance and The String Cheese Incident's Gouda Causes, the auction features an amazing assortment of Rock related memorabilia and concert packages.

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jack Johnson, Margerie Minkin/Mike Gordon, Stanley Mouse, Umphrey's McGee, Jackson Browne, and Les Claypool are among those who have signed items for the auction.

The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Gathering of the Vibes festival have donated concert packages, several of which include backstage credentials and/or VIP passes.

In addition to the Mimi Fishman Foundation, the auction will benefit Conscious Alliance as well as the Staying Connected Fund. To view and/or bid on the auction, please visit the Mimi Fishman Foundation Auction Page. The auction begins June 6.

Conscious Alliance was established in the spring of 2002, as a small group of dedicated students in Boulder, CO began organizing food drives in conjunction with music concerts and festivals. They have since formed and incorporated into a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization. By offering concert-goers an official event poster as incentive for donating 10 or more non-perishable food items, they have successfully collected and distributed over 500,000 pounds of much needed food donations to food pantries and impoverished Indian Reservations across the United States.

Staying Connected was established to help a dear friend of SCI (String Cheese Incident) with her battle against breast cancer. Gretchen Irwin's strength and bravery has been an inspiration to SCI as they have stepped up with several items to help benefit her fund.

The Mimi Fishman Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1999 by Miriam "Mimi" Fishman (the late mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman) and David Shulman as a vehicle to raise funds for various charities, including The American Glaucoma Society, Colorado's Boulder County Safehouse, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Evangelical Children's Home, Healing the Children, The Solace House and The Delta Gamma Center for the Visually Impaired. With no paid employees, the Foundation operates solely by the help of unpaid volunteers. To date the Foundation has been responsible for the distribution of nearly $200,000 to the charities it supports.

[Published on: 6/12/06]

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