Category: Rex News

08/26/14

Barry Barnes on How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge

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In The Daily Beast, business professor Barry Barnes (author of Everything I Know About Business I Learned From the Grateful Dead) holds forth on why the current ice-bucket fundraising craze is the latest version of something the Grateful Dead came up with years ago. Says Barnes: “One of their outstanding characteristics was the way they […]

08/21/14

Support Rex Every Time You Shop on Amazon

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Rex Foundation is pleased to announce we are now part of the AmazonSmile charitable donation program. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Rex Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shopping at smile.amazon.com is the same as shopping on Amazon…with the added bonus that Amazon will donate […]

08/11/14

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 […]

08/03/14

Keller Williams Releases Grateful Grass DOS for Rex

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If you were with us at the Fillmore for last year’s Nightfall of Diamonds  Rex benefit, you’ll recall the amazing show  from Grateful Grass (Keller Williams, Michael Kang, Keith Moseley, and Jeff Austin). Now, we’ve got some good news: You can relive the magical evening and help Rex too. DOS, the second Keller Williams Grateful Grass album […]

06/27/14

Jerry Day Returns to McLaren Park August 3

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Rex grantee Jerry Day returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre at San Francisco’s McLaren Park in Jerry Garcia’s old neighborhood on Sunday, August 3. Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Tea Leaf Trio and special guests will be playing music all day, starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free; for a donation of $100 […]

06/27/14

SF Giants Announce Jerry Garcia Tribute Day August 12

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A beloved San Francisco tradition returns! On August 12, 2014, the San Francisco Giants host Jerry Garcia Tribute Night at AT&T Park. Preceding the interleague game with the White Sox, there will be a VIP party and meet-and-greet with members of the Garcia family, and a portion of ticket proceeds goes to the Rex Foundation. […]

05/19/14

2014 Grants

The Banana Slug String Band receives a Rex grant to help its fun science education.

Banana Slug String Band $5,000 Centro Legal de la Raza $2,500 Conscious Alliance (2014 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Figures in Flight $5,000 Pathways To Hope $5,000 Project Censored $5,000 Stagebridge $5,000 Telluride Fire Festival $2,500 Learn more about them here.

05/14/14

Rex Grantee BAYCAT on Community Connection and the Evolution of Philanthropy

We were delighted to see this Forbes interview with Villy Wang of Rex grantee BAYCAT, who discusses how philanthropy’s evolved from constant begging to creating its own self-sustaining ecosystem. We love what Villy has to say, and hope you do too. Former Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot says: “The Forbes article brings well-deserved attention to […]

03/24/14

Rick Steves Talks With Rex Grantee 88 Bikes

2013 Rex grantee 88 Bikes‘ Dan Austin chatted with Rick Steves this weekend on his syndicated NPR program about the serendipitous beginnings of 88bikes and its early roots in Austin’s cross-country bike journey.  Dan’s segment begins at around 33:00 and he talks about 88 Bikes beginning at 47:00.   http://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/radio

11/21/13

The World As It Could Be Enters a New Phase

A note from Sandy Sohcot: Your commitment and involvement as supporters of and participants in The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) has made it possible to advance the positive impact of our work.  With this message I want to outline the next exciting phase of the Program, as I now […]