Our Story

The Widespread Hope Foundation (WHF) is established in loving memory of Zachary Wolfe Pressman. Our mission is to empower underserved communities through musical education and inspiration.

On February 1st, 2016 Tucker Lyons and dear friend Zachary Pressman were in a tragic car accident. This foundation is based on Tucker's hope and commitment to keep Zachary's spirit alive while helping as many people as possible.

Music connects all of us, transcending across race, age, gender, and culture. Music makes the best days better, and the worst days surmountable. Life is truly better with music playing in the background. Our goal is to enable as many people to benefit from the sensation of music as possible.

We've partnered with SAFE Alternative to understand how music can have the most impact on underserved communities. Once we fine tune our model, we'll look to scale to other organizations and allow leaders in the communities to apply for grants.

Stay tuned for specific fundraisers and events to come. Until then, you can help by joining us or donating here in supporting our mission.



Why 'Widespread Hope'?

Zach’s favorite band was Widespread Panic. Some of the best memories of our lives were shared with Zach at live concerts. In Zach’s eyes, a live concert was the best place to be on earth. Zach’s ability to make everyone around him happy at any moment is our inspiration to live our mission of spreading positive energy and hope.

We wish to spread love all around the world. We know music has the power to help in so many ways. Without hope and faith our foundation would not be possible.


If you would like to donate instruments, time, or other non-monetary resources, please contact us.

For monetary donations please click the button below to find out more.


Who is Zach?

Zach Pressman

Zachary Wolfe Pressman was an individual who always had a way of turning heads whenever he walked into a room. His character shined brighter than the stars and he constantly radiated his love and energy over everyone. Zach brought joy, comfort, laughter, and happiness, to friends, family, and even complete strangers; often through his passion for music. His love for music was just as strong as it was for his family and friends.

You could frequently hear him screaming, “If you've got love in your heart, shout it out!” just to get people excited at shows or even just hanging out on the couch. And at any moment you could find Zach planning the next concert/festival, recapping with friends about previous shows, watching live performances on YouTube, or simply just jammin’ out; typically to Widespread Panic.

Zach gifted us with his presence for 24 years, all the while being a loving son, caring friend, and a hardworking individual. He lived fast, experiencing the world in a way that was unique to only himself; Zach was truly one of a kind. His recipe for life is simple; love everyone, always have fun, and most of all, just be yourself.


If you would like to donate instruments, time, or other non-monetary resources, please contact us.

For monetary donations please click the button below to find out more.


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Shirts

Widespread Hope Foundation Grey Shirt

Heather Grey Shirt

This is our original t-shirt!

The HEATHER GREY SHIRT is a Next Level Tri-blend 25% Cotton shirt material. It is extremely soft and comfortable. A perfect casual shirt to wear when relaxing or being active.

$25


SIZES: xs, small, medium, large, xl, and xxl


Widespread Hope Foundation Black Shirt

Heather Black Shirt

Brave Friend Logo on side!

The HEATHER BLACK SHIRT is a Next Level Tri-blend 25% Cotton shirt material. It is extremely soft and comfortable. A perfect casual shirt to wear when relaxing or being active.

$25


SIZES: xs, small, medium, large, xl, and xxl


Hats

Widespread Hope Foundation Black Hat

All Black Hat

Charcoal front and charcoal mesh back

The all black hat features the WHF logo on the front left panel of the hat. All hats are Richardson trucker hats.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

$25


Widespread Hope Foundation Black and White Hat

Black & White Hat

Charcoal front and white mesh back

The black and white hat features the WHF logo on the front left panel of the hat. All hats are Richardson trucker hats.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

$25


Combos

Widespread Hope Foundation Grey Shirt

Shirt + Hat Combo

This is a combo package.

Save $5 when you buy a shirt and hat together

Our shirts are Next Level Tri-blend 25% Cotton shirt material. They are extremely soft and comfortable. A perfect casual shirt to wear when relaxing or being active. Select Grey or Black colors. Select an all black or black and white trucker hat.

SHIRTS
SIZES: xs, small, medium, large, xl, and xxl
COLORS: Heather Grey, Heather Black

HATS
SIZES: One size fits all
COLORS: All Black, Black & White

$45

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