Category: Rex News

03/20/13

A Change at the Rex Foundation: Messages From Sandy Sohcot and Tim Duncan

A Message from Sandy Sohcot  Dear Friends, With gratitude for 12 years of what has been an exhilarating and deeply meaningful experience, I am writing to announce that I will be leaving my position of Executive Director of the Rex Foundation later this year. My work began because the Rex Board wanted to see Rex […]

03/08/13

The Rex Foundation Receives Major Gift From the Estate of David Thorberson

The Rex Foundation is deeply honored and grateful to have been designated as the beneficiary of the estate of David Thorberson, a native of Oakland and resident of Orinda, California since 1969. David succumbed to cancer on October 3, 2012, at the far too young age of 55.  David had made sure that his personal […]

03/06/13

Rex on Pacifica Community Television

On January 23, 2013, Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot was a guest on Bruce Latimer’s talk show on Pacifica Community Television in Pacifica, CA. Among the topics of conversation: the history of Rex, and in particular, how it stayed alive after the devastating blow of Jerry Garcia’s death. Also, an upbeat look at more […]

03/04/13

Dogpatch Junction on the Road and Helping Rex

Our good friends Dogpatch Junction have announced their upcoming Dog Star Tour of the Bay Area, including several Rex Musical Caravan shows. Check it out, and thanks so much to the band for their continued support! The Semi-Official Dogpatch Junction DogStar Tour 2013 Phase 1 March 16th – Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito (Rex Musical Caravan […]

02/11/13

Keller Williams Releases ‘KEYS’ for Rex

Hear “Terrapin Station” Download KEYS from iTunes Get the details about Keller Williams and KEYS. Musician Keller Williams has been a strong supporter of the Rex Foundation for many years. He’s done many a live show to raise funds, and he’s been generous as well with recorded tunes, most notably the REX: Live at the […]

02/07/13

Watch the Video: A Buck Dancer’s Choice

Our December 1, 2012 event “A Buck Dancer’s Choice,” honoring the memory of Jon McIntire, was pretty much a delight from start to finish. Now we’re happy to present this video with highlights from the show, so those who were there can relive the happy evening, and those who missed out can enjoy some of […]

02/07/13

2013 Grantee Profiles

826 Valencia 826 Valencia San Francisco, CA 94110 415-642-5905 www.826valencia.org 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained […]

02/06/13

Mickey Hart Helps Hurricane Relief With ‘Jersey Shore’

“I was a kid from Coney Island, Atlantic Beach and Far Rockaway,” says Rex Foundation co-founder and board member Mickey Hart. So it’s no surprise he’s come up with a way to get some great tunes and support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, starting with the new Mickey Hard Band song “Jersey Shore.” “The Shore […]

02/06/13

The World As It Could Be: Rites of Passage, March 4

  The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program invites you to a special presentation at Balboa High School in San Francisco on March 4, 2013. Featured speaker is noted Hoop Dreams producer/director Frederick Marks, who’ll talk about his current project. Says Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot: “I had the pleasure of […]

01/31/13

Boris Garcia’s CD Release Party to Benefit Rex

Philly’s own Boris Garcia is a longtime friend of the Rex Foundation. Many’s the time the band has raised funds for Rex through its music: the 2007 Black Tie-Dye Ball in Falls Church, VA; 2010′s Festival of Family; and this past summer’s Pinnacle Jam II. Over the course of their career, the Borises have released […]