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 […]
HeadCount interviews Cameron Sears about Rex. If you’re planning to catch any of the Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara or Chicago, we hope you’ll stop by the Rex table and say hello. We’ll be in Participation Row, where Rex grantee HeadCount has gathered a fine bunch of Dead-related charities for you to check out. Be […]
With all the celebrations around the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary, we’ve just heard from the folks at NFADead50.net, who’ve taken on the mission of “Thanking the Grateful Dead for 50 Mind Bending Years!” As part of this noble goal, they’re planning a few appearances of The Chant at the Fare Thee Well shows. They’re also trying […]
As you may have heard, this Fourth of July weekend, Chicago hosts the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Grateful Dead, and it’s going to be quite a party. We’re delighted to announce the first of numerous Rex benefit events happening around town during the festivities: two concerts to kick off the weekend on Thursday, July […]
We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Rex Foundation’s first grants and awards of 2015, and invite you to learn more about them. It’s our pleasure and privilege to support such great work — and it’s you and your kindness that make it possible. Thank you! 2015 Bill Graham Award Recipient: Rockhouse Foundation (kids pictured above) […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]