Category: Rex News


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 […]


Tix Now on Sale: Standing on the Moon, December 6


We’re delighted to announce our annual gathering and celebration at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium on December 6, 2014. Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne headline, and Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers open. Get the details. Poster art (detail): Darrin Brenner


Rex Founders, Friends and Family to Speak at So Many Roads Conference


On Saturday, November 8, Rex co-founder and Board Member Carolyn Garcia, Executive Director Cameron Sears, and Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program, will take part in a roundtable discussion of “‘The More That You Give’: Philanthropy, Philosophy, and the Rex Foundation.” Chaired by Rex Advisory Board […]


Historic Springfield Creamery T-Shirt Supports Rex


Now immortalized for posterity as Sunshine Daydream, the Grateful Dead’s August 27, 1972 concert in Veneta was one for the history books on many fronts — especially because it kept the Springfield Creamery alive. So we’re delighted that the Creamery is celebrating this epic event with a classic T-shirt, celebrating the day A Rock Band […]


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 […]


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 is the same as shopping on Amazon…with the added bonus that Amazon will donate […]


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 […]


Keller Williams Releases Grateful Grass DOS for Rex

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Update 10/16/14: Great review of DOS in the Mountain Weekly News! 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 […]


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 […]


SF Giants Announce Jerry Garcia Tribute Day August 12


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. […]