Category: Rex Foundation


Bill Graham on Rex, 1989

Bill Graham in hat

  We’re pleased to share with you this bit of history from the Rex benefit concerts at the Greek in Berkeley in August, 1989. Bari Scott of KPFA interviews Bill Graham, legendary concert promoter and Rex Board Member. We still miss Bill, and it’s a treat to hear him again, as he talks about Rex’s […]


Supporting Rex-On Wall Street

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  Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places… Even Wall Street, as investor Deb Solomon discovered a few years back when she found her networking resources falling a bit short. “I needed to meet new people on Wall Street,” she recalls. “Every networking event I went to started […]


Announcing Our Latest Grantees!

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s second round of grants (see the February 2015 grantees here), as well as the 2015 Jerry Garcia Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them!   Jerry Garcia Award Creative Alliance  $10,000 Grants 509 […]


HeadCount Interviews Cameron Sears

Cameron Sears

Recently the folks at HeadCount, who are hosting the Participation Row villages at the Fare Thee Well shows,  interviewed Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears about the Rex Foundation’s history. Also the tale of how he got involved with the Grateful Dead, some ensuing adventures, and how he’d like to see the Rex Foundation evolve in […]


Rex Announces
Fire on the Mountain
Vertical Challenge, March 20


Some rise, some fall, some climb… To benefit the Rex Foundation at our first-ever ski race, taking place this March as part of WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley, CA.  Get your team together and sign up now!


Rex Foundation Annual Report 2013

grantee photo Richard Grace et al

2013 was a year of transition, as longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot retired and passed the reins to current Executive Director Cameron Sears. It all culminated in Nightfall of Diamonds, a memorable evening of celebration at the Fillmore. Meanwhile, Rex grants made a crucial contribution to the work of many deserving organizations. Find out more […]


Thanks to All Who Made
Standing on the Moon
So Great!

Standing on the Moon poster art detail by Darrin Brenner

What a night! None of this memorable evening would have been possible without the contributions of many people, and we’d like to thank them here. Also, check out the Standing on the Moon photo album! Thanks so much for supporting Rex. Musicians Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers featuring Amy Helm, David Berger, Byron Isaacs […]


Standing on the Moon Photo Album

Thanks to photographers Jay Blakesberg, Stuart Levine, Susana Millman, Sterling Munksgard, and Susan J. Weiand for capturing these scenes from our annual gathering at the Fillmore!


Rex Newsletter 9: Perspectives on Social Change


In our ninth newsletter, Sandy Sohcot talks with Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears and Board Member Nick Morgan about the Rex Foundation’s interest in social change, and what that means to different people. Then she talks with Hilary Bass and Marty Neideffer of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activity League about its work, a real-life […]


moe.’s Rex Jam at GOTV Raises $4,500 for Local Music Education

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Thanks to the help of moe., Jay Blakesberg, and generous on-site support from fans, this year’s Rex Jam at Gathering of the Vibes was a huge success! Created several years back, the Rex Jam model serves as a way to connect musicians, fans and local non-profits that support music and The Arts. Rex has been […]