Category: Community Connections

04/29/13

Scenes From ‘The Precipice’

Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot says: On April 13th, I had the pleasure of attending the Workshop of The Precipice, the recipient of the 2012 Rex Foundation Ralph Gleason Award.  I thought the music, co-written by Miranda Ferriss Jones and Jeff Chimenti, performed by Jeff and accompanying musicians, was outstanding. The music, along with storytelling […]

12/05/12

Jerry Bobbleheads Meet World Series Trophies

Rex board member Rosalie Howarth and husband Barry are, of course, big Giants fans. So when they got their photo taken with the Giants World Series trophies, it seemed only right to bring along the Jerry Garcia bobbleheads from the 2010 and 2012 ballpark events. After all, as Barry points out, there seems to be […]

11/05/12

HeadCount Reports ‘Best Year Ever’

This just in from Andy Bernstein, Executive Director  of Rex grantee HeadCount: Hi Sandy! I just wanted to thank you and everyone on the Rex board for supporting HeadCount this year. It turned out to be our BEST YEAR EVER. We registered 103,307 people—about one third in the field and the rest online. I just found […]

10/16/12

Good Vibes at Pinnacle Jam

September’s Pinnacle Jam festival in Pennsylvania, a fundraiser for the Rex Foundation, was a big success! Our thanks to Flagship Music Productions and all the great folks who made this possible. Flagship’s Rob Hunt reports: The first annual Pinnacle Jam for the Rex Foundation was a success!  A beautiful Autumn weekend in the foothills of […]

10/10/12

Remembering David Large

On Friday, September 28, 2012 David Large passed away, having courageously challenged pancreatic cancer over the last two years.  Since 2002 and until his diagnosis, David had steadfastly volunteered for the Rex Foundation. David applied his academic prowess, writing skills, care for the community and continuous quest to learn more, to help put together features […]

10/01/12

Hidden Wings Painter Wins National Award

We were delighted to get this report from recent Rex grantee Hidden Wings about the stellar achievements of one of their members—and his mom. We had to share it!   THE UNFURLED WINGS OF AUTISM: KEVIN HOSSEINI AND PAINTINGS OF LIGHT On September 12, Kevin Hosseini received an Award for Excellence by Ambassador Jean Kennedy […]

07/23/12

Studio BAYCAT Hosts Open House July 26

Rex grantee Studio BAYCAT invites you to its Summer Open House on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Meet the BAYCAT folks ant the young creators of the award-winning TV show Zoom-In, the 24th episode of which will be screened at the event. Fun starts at 6 p.m. at BAYCAT’s studio, 2415 Third St., Suite 230, San […]

05/09/12

Project Avary Celebrates Crowning Achievements June 4

Rex grantee Project Avary has been making a positive difference in the lives of children with a parent in prison for some years now. On June 4, they’re holding their annual celebration of the kids and their efforts at a notable evening at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Besides dinner, wine, and […]

08/01/11

Jerry Day: Sunday, August 7

A Rex grantee,  Jerry Day started in 2002 as a fundraiser for Crocker Amazon Playground in Jerry Garcia’s childhood neighborhood, The Excelsior District. Spearheaded and conceived by Excelsior District natives and residents, this civic and cultural event is the largest event associated with the neighborhood. It is wholeheartedly embraced by the community, and the City […]

05/15/11

Vote for Project AVARY May 16!

Rex grantee Project AVARY is currently a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good contest, donating cars to nonprofits in need. Project AVARY, which works with kids who have a parent in prison, has to rent vans every time it takes the kids on a field trip, so winning a van would be huge. If […]