Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Bob Weir to Help Rex grantee Project Avary Celebrate its 10th Anniversary


If you are going to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 4th, please join Project Avary at the Great American Music Hall for an intimate evening that promises to be a literary and musical treat. Project Avary offers summer and family camps, field trips, and leadership programs for children with incarcerated parents. Founded by former Grateful Dead manager Danny Rifkin and supported from the beginning by the Rex Foundation, Avary is happy and proud to have seen so many of our children grow and thrive.

The festivities will include a conversation between KQED’s Michael Krasny and author Isabel Allende as well as a musical performance by Moonalice with special guests Bob Weir and Mark Karan. Your ticket also gets you dinner, entry to a silent auction, (which will include special signed collector’s items), and a chance to meet some of our children. Come and hear about their successes in college, the arts, the workplace, and the community! Just complete the online request for an invitation. Tickets are $100, with all net proceeds benefiting Project Avary's programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06

We launched the Rex Community Caravan to be our virtual vehicle for philanthropy, where each of us can help generate positive social change with contributions that we might otherwise consider spare change over the course of a year, such as $5.00 is a penny a day, $36.00 is 10 cents a day, or $50 is 14 cents a day.

To demonstrate the power of spare change to generate social change, Rex is initiating a

Call for Change
to raise $50,000 over the next five months. All dollars raised via our Rex Community Caravan between October 3, 2006 and March 2, 2007 will be distributed as grants. Contributors can tell us if they want donations to go towards one of Rex's main areas of funding – healthy environment, individuality in the arts, social & economic justice, preservation of indigenous cultures, strong community and the education of children and adults.




To see what you can help accomplish, go to the Rex Community Caravan and make a donation on-line or download the Caravan form to fax or mail. To specify a grant area, enter one of the six bolded titles noted above. Forward this web address to others you want to bring on board the Rex Community Caravan to help generate social change with their spare change.

Each month, we’ll announce the Caravan totals and include stories about the kinds of programs your contributions support, like the one about NextCourse.

Get on board the Rex Community Caravan and watch your spare change generate social change. Check out Fostering the Power of Community, Service and the Arts for more about what we mean by social change and the work of the Rex Foundation towards this.

And, save Friday, December 1, 2006 for Vibes For Peace

at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco.


Thanks for all your support.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rex Foundation has something to blog about

Welcome to the Rex Foundation blog. We will be posting information about our grantees, the events we are presenting, the musicians and artists that support our efforts and other thought-provoking news. We hope you enjoy reading about our work, get in touch with us about being involved and encourage others to do the same.

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