2013 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraiser Summary

September 24, 2013 in News by Wishlist

Welcome to the 2013 Wishlist Foundation Preparty Fundraiser Summary Thread!

Here you will find an informational summary for each tour date fundraiser and links for more information. To donate or volunteer, please post in the specific thread of that fundraiser.

Tuesday, July 16: London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
Organizer(s): Foxy Mop/Laura & Evil Closet Monkey/Eric
Volunteers: Marion H, Heather K, Joanna J, Nick D, Jen T-D, Liam C, Tom T
Location: Friday Knight Lights 391 Richmond St, London ON N6A 5S3
Beneficiaries: Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services & SARI Theraputic Riding
Event Info: Wishlist Foundation, Message Pit, Facebook, Twitter: #PJLondonPreparty
Amount Raised: $2,750

Friday, July 19: Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Organizer(s): Foxy Mop/Laura, Joe
Volunteers: Kelly, Kim, Jeannette, Joanna, Dirty Tom, Erin, Tiffany, Kelly, Joni C, Rebekah, Shawn, Mindy, Laura M, Kari, Becki M, Jamie, Lyn, Jon, Jessie, Jaime
Location: Sluggers 3540 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60657 (773) 248-0055
Beneficiaries: Marwen, South Chicago Art Center & Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center
Event Info: Wishlist Foundation, Message Pit, Facebook, Twitter: #PJWrigleyPreparty
Amount Raised: $8,860

2013 Pearl Jam Fall Tour

Friday, October 11: Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Organizer(s): hrd2imagin/Melissa W, Jolene M
Volunteers: Jeanette P, Alan W, Scott H, Mike D, Danni D, Travis M, Melissa B, Brendan M, Sean T, Scott H, Justin H
Location: T.G.I.Friday’s Consol 1027 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219 (412) 342-8443
Beneficiaries: Courage for Life Foundation & Animal Friends
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215872
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/193754017453019/
Twitter: #PJPittPreparty
Amount Raised: $3,014

Saturday, October 12: Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center
Organizer(s): driftin along/Rebekah M, Mike D
Volunteers: Jeanette P, Erin, Paul, Alana, Jen
Location: Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl St, Buffalo NY 14202 (716) 856-2337
Beneficiaries: Food Bank of WNY
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=216331
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168385460010976/
Twitter: #PJBuffaloPreparty
Amount Raised: $1,151

Tuesday, October 15 & Wednesday, October 16: Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Organizer(s): Given To DragonFly/Colleen P, funnygirl/Lani S, Izzymoon/Barbara D
Volunteers: Andy S, Matt F, Rich H, Kristine H, Wendy B, Tina A, Kristine H
Location: The Citizen (NicheXchange) 120 Commercial St, Worcester MA
Beneficiaries: First Descents
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215883
Facebook Event Page Oct 15: https://www.facebook.com/events/576927602358766/
Facebook Event Page Oct 16: https://www.facebook.com/events/576927602358766/
Amount Raised: $5,511

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Organizer(s): Tony P, Alyse P, Thomas F
Volunteers: Carin C, Jessie S, Jenna S
Location: Die Koelner Bierhalle (the KBH) 84 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn NY 11217 (347) 227-7238
Beneficiaries: Pietro’s Fight
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=217676
Facebook Event Page Oct 18: https://www.facebook.com/events/419309154851745/
Facebook Event Page Oct 19: https://www.facebook.com/events/405974496186362/
Amount Raised: $6,965

Monday, October 21 & Tuesday, October 22: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Arena
Organizer(s): MS23098/Matt S, Jennifer H, Liz W
Volunteers: Ben B
Location: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia PA 19148 (215) 952-0300
Beneficiaries: CCFA Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter & Philadbundance
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=217296
Facebook Event Page Oct 21: https://www.facebook.com/events/315039408631074/
Facebook Event Page Oct 22: https://www.facebook.com/events/380970498671872/
Amount Raised: $3,563

Friday, October 25: Hartford, CT – XL Center
Organizer(s): funnygirl/Lani S, mfuggi/Matt F
Volunteers: Amy, Kate, Sen
Location: Pig’s Eye Pub 356 Asylum St, Hartford CT 06103 (860) 278-4747
Beneficiaries: First Descents
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=216819
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/145258022342292/
Amount Raised: $5306

Sunday, October 27: Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Organizer(s): Randy M, tcsanchez1980/Theresa C
Volunteers: Rochelle H, Andrew D, Melissa W, Lisa C, Thomas
F, Jackie M, Jason C
Location: Pratt Street Ale House 206 W. Pratt St, Baltimore MD 21202 (410) 244-8900
Beneficiaries: NAMI Maryland & CCFA Greater Washington DC Chapter
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218294
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/637461909616294/
Twitter: @PJBaltimore2013
Amount Raised: $5,546

Tuesday, October 29: Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Organizer(s): David D
Volunteers: Doug O
Location: Sedona Taphouse 1035 Millmont St, Charlottesville VA 22903 (434) 296-2337
Beneficiaries: Piedmont Environmental Council
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218633
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402261359985307/
Amount Raised: $1,062

Wednesday, October 30: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Organizer(s): Katrina
Volunteers: Clinton S
Location: Whisky River CLT 210 E Trade St., Charlotte NC 28202 (704) 749-1097
Beneficiaries: Blind Cat Rescue and drumStrong
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218523
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/177087289131954/
Amount Raised: $2,830

*** Leg 2 ***

Friday, November 15: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Organizer(s): kcherub/Krista
Volunteers: its just gish/Amber, Todd B
Location: House of Blues Dallas Foundation Room 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas TX 75202 (214) 978–2583
Beneficiaries: My Possibilities
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=214446
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/643158815713239/
Amount Raised: $2,946

Saturday, November 16: Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Organizer(s): Jennifer B, Christopher S, Candice
Location: Tapwerks Ale House 121 East Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (405) 319-9599
Beneficiaries: Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=216032
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396739057206092/
Amount Raised: $5,235

Tuesday, November 19: Phoenix, AZ – Jobing.com Arena
Organizer(s): NAUjackfan/Marc A
Location: McFadden’s Glendale 9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, Arizona 85305 (623) 872-0022
Beneficiaries: Arizona Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=217299
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/691085430906647/
Amount Raised: $2,661

Thursday, November 21: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Organizer(s): Jessica (GITC)
Volunteers: Marc A
Location: Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar 1202 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego CA 92108 (619) 481-6191
Beneficiaries: Guitars in the Classroom
Message Pit:
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/141696456035277/
Amount Raised: $1,091

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24: Los Angeles – Sports Arena
Organizer(s): LukinTimer/Sam D, Kelly M
Volunteers: Liz C
Location: Margarita Pizza Bar 3335 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90007 (213) 747-3335
Beneficiaries: Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Mailbu Chapter
Message Pit:
Facebook Event Page Nov 23: https://www.facebook.com/events/410065895777943/
Facebook Event Page Nov 24: https://www.facebook.com/events/168593666653448/
Amount Raised: $3,254

Tuesday, November 26: Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
no Wishlist Foundation fundraiser scheduled, fan meet up location listed below
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/688350094523935/

Friday, November 29: Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
Organizer(s): Jenny H, Stacy C
Volunteers: Angie D, Adam H, Kelly M, Sam D, Brad M
Location: Kells Restaurant and Irish Pub 112 SW Second Ave, Portland OR 97204 (503) 227-4057
Beneficiaries: Children’s Cancer Association
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218373
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/167407030114039/
Amount Raised: $2,348

Sunday, November 30: Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Organizer(s): Patti G
Volunteers: Jesse W, Laura T
Location: Spokane Arena Champions Room 720 West Mallon Avenue, Spokane WA 99201 (509) 279-7000
Beneficiaries: Team Gleason
Message Pit:
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/609986252353732/
Amount Raised: $1,952

Monday, December 2: Calgary, ALB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Organizer(s): Genevieve O
Volunteers: Jen B, Jay E, Krista R, Mike Smith, Laura T
Location: The Palomino 109- 7th Ave SW, Calgary AB
Beneficiaries: AARCS
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=218700
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/159739614210442/
Amount Raised: $1,476

Wednesday, December 4: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Organizer(s): restlesssoul/Brandon P, EquallyWorthless/Clayton P, pjbiz/Jason L
Volunteers: Laura T, Stephanie T, Sophie K
Location: The Pint Public House 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver BC
Beneficiaries: C.H.I.L.D. Foundation & Sea Shepard Conservation Society
Message Pit: http://forums.pearljam.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215798
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/491211404301016/
Amount Raised: $1,675

Friday, December 6: Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Organizer(s): Tammi L, Foxy Mop/Laura T
Volunteers: Sam D
Location: World Sports Grille 731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA 98109 (206) 223-0300
Beneficiaries: Seattle Animal Shelter & Seattle Food Bank
Message Pit:
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154818648043508/
Amount Raised: $8,024


If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, please send an email to donate(at)wishlistfoundation.org. So we can promote your item in advance and provide you with a tax receipt, please include the following info in your email:

  • Full Name:
  • Address:
  • Email Address:
  • Phone:
  • Donated item(s):
  • City/Fundraiser for donation:
  • Are you shipping beforehand or bringing it day of?

No bootleg items, please.

We are always in need of volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an email to volunteer(at)wishlistfoundation.org and include your full name, email address, phone and what fundraisers you are interested in volunteering at. All volunteers are required to read and sign off on our Guide to Organizing.

Anyone who’s organized a preparty fundraiser knows that there’s more than meets the eye when signing on to host an event. Though there is a good amount of work involved, the rewards are huge and almost everyone who has organized one of our events has loved the experience and has/will do it again.

If you’ve already volunteered at a preparty fundraiser and want to take the next step and organize a fundraiser, or you’re an organizer alumni, please send an email to volunteer(at)wishlistfoundation.org and include your full name, email address, phone, what fundraisers you are interested in organizing and ideas on beneficiaries. All organizers are required to read and sign off on our Guide to Organizing.