12/01/01

Benefit Concert-The Healing Power of Music 12-1-2001

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A Benefit to Renew the Rex Foundation and Celebrate Community

December 1, 2001
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

The Rex Foundation was created in 1984 as a charitable foundation by members of the Grateful Dead and friends. The Rex Foundation enabled the Grateful Dead to go beyond responding to multiple requests for contributions, and proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. The first benefit concerts for the Rex Foundation were held in the spring of 1984 at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Since 1984 Rex Foundation has granted over $7.2 million to hundreds of recipients.

When the familiar flow of Grateful Dead concerts ceased, the Rex Foundation lost its main source of funding, and regular gatherings of a special community diminished. Earlier this year, Rex board members reaffirmed the importance of the Rex Foundation and their desire to have the foundation once again carry out its mission in full force.

The Healing Power of Music is the first Rex Foundation benefit in 6 years. This special evening is rekindling the spirit of people coming together to enjoy beautiful music and support the greater good. Everyone involved in creating this event – musicians, production staff, volunteers, ticket purchasers and generous supporters – is making it possible for the Rex Foundation to once again carry out its grant making in full force – to fund those who might not otherwise receive mainstream recognition, yet work in bold, innovative and often controversial ways to bring about visionary and highly worthy solutions. This is a great celebration of the magical power of music and community.

Thank you for renewing the Rex Foundation. Enjoy the evening.

Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director
Rex Foundation Board of Directors

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