My dad had a heart attack in 2004. I went to visit him in Wichita Falls Texas, while in his room Trey's interview with Charlie Rose was on. He began talking about Frank Zappa and as a Zappa fan he piqued my interest. I've been a dedicated fan ever since.
The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.
And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $750,000 to support music education for children – 210 grants in 43 states, with more on the way.