Recent News

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 […]

11/08/13

Nightfall of Diamonds: Special Hotel Rates

If you’re coming to Nightfall of Diamonds at the Fillmore on December 7, and would rather enjoy the show without worrying about the long drive home, good news! Two Joie de Vivre hotels within walking distance of The Fillmore are offering special room rates to Rex Foundation guests who book reservations by midnight PST, Friday, […]

10/14/13

Changes at Rex: Welcome Cameron! Thank You, Sandy!

When longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot announced her impending departure this past spring, a search ensued to find just the right person to step into the role. Now, as Board President Tim Duncan says, we’re pleased to announce that the next ED is “one of our own.” Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, […]

10/09/13

Rex Grantee Helps Domestic Workers Get OT

Rex 2013 grantee the California Domestic Workers Coalition played a key role in the state’s new law that requires overtime pay for domestic workers. Starting in January, nannies, cooks, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be paid time and a half for working more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week. Read […]

09/23/13

Guitar Lessons From Jerry

The strangest of places? At San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall preceding the Tribute to Jerry Garcia with Warren Haynes and Company this past August, Rex board member Andy Gadiel introduced JamBase’s new CEO, Sabrina Schulz, and her husband, Jim Keller, to board member Freddy Hahne. In the conversation that followed, Jim Keller divulged his experience […]

09/20/13

Robert Hunter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Our heartfelt congratulations to Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who earlier this week in Nashville accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors. We can all attest to the life-changing impact of Hunter’s lyrics, and how strongly they influence our outlook on the world, and it’s a delight to see […]

09/12/13

Save the Date: Cubensis Post-Thanksgiving Party Returns December 1

Details still to be announced on Cubensis.com, but mark your calendars now for the return of Cubensis’ beloved holiday tradition: The Thanksgiving Potluck Feast & Concert, coming December 1. Once again, folks converge on The Mint in L.A., share food and fellowship, and then dance the night away to Cubensis. Another beloved holiday tradition making […]

09/11/13

Rex Musical Caravan: Pinnacle Jam September 13-14

We’re delighted to report that Rex Musical Caravan fundraising festival Pinnacle Jam returns to Kempton, PA on September 13-14, with music, camping, vending, kids’ activities and more on 60 acres of paradise. Festival producer Rob Hunt of Flagship Music Productions says: “I personally would like to dedicate this year’s Pinnacle Jam to Sandy Sohcot for […]