Wishlist Foundation, a Pearl Jam fan-run grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting fundraisers prior to each Pearl Jam concert on the band’s twelve-date North American tour this fall. Known as ‘preparty fundraisers’, the Wishlist events draw thousands of passionate Pearl Jam fans from all over the world. Inspired by Pearl Jam, the fan community unites to support charitable organizations the fans and band are passionate about. Since 2004, they’ve hosted dozens of fundraisers and have raised over $700,000 for the beneficiaries they support.
The event will be on October 11th in Austin, Texas during the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Weekend two) with their preparty fundraiser located at Fado Irish Pub on 4th Street. Wishlist Foundation is interested in designating Autism Society of Central Texas as their locally selected beneficiary for this fundraising event!
Fundraiser attendees can make donations to receive incentive items like Pearl Jam inspired t-shirts, buttons, accessories and more and can enter raffles to win fan-donated Pearl Jam memorabilia. There will also be live and silent auctions that feature autographed and rare Pearl Jam and pop culture items. All proceeds from the raffle and auction will go directly to the local charities selected by each event’s organizers.