Wishlist Foundation is a grassroots labor of love…
That means all of our staff and volunteers donate 100% of their time and all of our funding comes from fans like you.
Your generous financial and in-kind item contributions are what allows us to make donations to charitable organizations that Pearl Jam and Pearl Jam fans support. 100% of the proceeds from your checks, cash and items donated for preparty fundraiser raffles and auctions go directly to the beneficiaries specified, but there needs to be a way to support Wishlist Foundation too.
Membership Helps Keep Wishlist Alive
Since we donate 100% of the raffle and auction proceeds to the beneficiaries we support, we created a Membership program to supplement Wishlist Foundation itself. Membership dues go towards member benefits, special events, projects and gift item production. Membership dues are also allocated towards our organization’s overhead costs for things like shipping (to and from fundraisers), insurance coverage, annual incorporation fees, certified public accountant fees for our IRS filings, web hosting fees, domain name renewal fees and a few other administrative costs that are associated with running a business.
You can be proud to know your financial support directly helps to keep the Wishlist Foundation not only active, but meeting and exceeding our donation goals, even during off-season (when Pearl Jam is not touring).
Who can become a member of the Wishlist Foundation? Anyone! We do not discriminate against any age, gender, race, religion or nationality. We accept members from all over the world! (Under 18? Please see Terms & Conditions)
Yes, memberships are tax deductible to the extent that nothing is received in exchange for the membership. For example, if you join at the Platinum level ($125), you will need to subtract the value of the items received (t-shirts, etc.) The remainder of your membership dues will be tax deductible.
Much like the 10C’s system, you will receive a member number unique to you, based on when you created your membership account. Those members who have joined early will receive seniority over later membership accounts. Upgrading or downgrading your member level will not affect your unique ID number.
When do Gold Members receive their unique member number, ID card, member letter, and sticker and/or cling?
You will receive these items in your Welcome Pack 8-10 weeks after you have joined. You can request your member number to be sent to you via email 7-10 business days after you have joined.
When do Platinum members receive their unique member number, ID card, member letter, sticker and/or cling and t-shirt?
You will receive these items in your Welcome Pack 8-10 weeks after you have joined. You can request your member number to be sent to you via email 7-10 business days after you have joined. Please specify shirt size when joining.
Separate from your member Welcome Pack, you will receive the Annual Gift sometime in the first quarter of the year. (International members may experience a delay due to shipping.)
Seniority works from highest to lowest and based off of membership status. For example:
1. Platinum member, joined 01/01/01
2. Platinum member, joined 03/22/01
3. Gold member, joined 01/01/01
4. Gold member, joined 03/22/02
If we are able to offer our members a limited amount of special event tickets, reserved seating, discounts, donation opportunities, lotteries and other member benefits, those benefits could potentially be available based on membership seniority.
Voting can be on any number of subject matters; selecting a charitable organization to benefit, event dates/locations, poster and t-shirt artwork, design ideas, new gifts and other non-corporate level decisions that the Board of Directors may seek a vote on.
One year from the date you joined. You will receive an email on or around the first day of the month that you joined, reminding you to renew your membership. It is your responsibility to renew your membership.
You can donate directly from our Gift Gallery. You can also send a certified check or money order to:
P.O. Box 3868
Naperville, IL 60567
You have 60 days grace period to renew your membership. If you do not renew in that time frame, your unique member number will be retired and you will lose your seniority. If you renew after the 60 day grace period, you will be given a new unique member number.
Yes, and at any time. You would just renew your membership at the new level and include your existing member number during the checkout process. Unfortunately we can not credit you any remaining time left on your Gold Membership.
Yes, at any time. Unfortunately we can not credit you any remaining time left on your Platinum Membership. Please contact us if you wish to downgrade.
Yes. Please contact us to cancel your membership.
Unfortunately we can not credit you any remaining time left on your Membership.
You are allowed one membership per person and email address.
No. Your unique membership ID number is yours alone.
Membership is not necessary to make a donation – anyone can make a donation at any time!
From time to time, there may be ‘perks’ available only to members, but generally all registered users can make a donation and receive a gift item.
Do I need to have a membership to participate in preparty fundraisers, projects, events, discussions or the Wishlist Foundation community?
Nope…all that is required is your enthusiasm!