On Saturday, Feb. 24, Phish closed out its 2024 Riviera Maya series at Moon Palace Resort in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. During the venerated four-day jam getaway, HeadCount and The WaterWheel Foundation auctioned off a Jim Pollock Print for a charity fundraiser. Starting from a single-color proof of the official linocut print from the Riviera Maya 2019 series, Pollock adjusted the dates to represent this run and added color and adornments by hand. Once the flurry of bidding had concluded, this one-of-one print sold for $29,800. 

The fundraiser was a joint effort between HeadCount, which champions democratic participation by enabling voter registration at live music events, and The WaterWheel Foundation, the nonprofit organization by which Phish carries out its multifarious charitable endeavors. The two organizations–alongside Pollock, whose linoleum-print Phish posters have been widely celebrated since 2000–previously joined in 2022 for National Voter Registration Day, when fans were offered the chance to win a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, a signed Pollock sketch and two tickets to a Phish concert by registering to vote.

“We’re incredibly grateful to Jim Pollock for donating his time, talents and continued support of our cause,” shares Kristina Raines, Major Gifts Director at HeadCount. “HeadCount’s long-standing partnership with Jim, Phish, and the Waterwheel Foundation has been 20 years built on mutual support and shared values. Together, we’ve shown generosity and commitment to important causes. Waterwheel directs the weekend’s proceeds right back to education in the Riviera Maya. The Phish community as a whole is one of the kindest around and we feel so lucky to be a part of it all.”

This auction adds another chapter to the long history of HeadCount and The WaterWheel Foundation’s mobilization of the passionate jam community towards tremendous social good. For more information on these groups’ missions and upcoming programs, visit headcount.org and waterwheelfoundation.org.