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On Friday, September 28, 2012 David Large passed away, having courageously challenged pancreatic cancer over the last two years.Â Since 2002 and until his diagnosis, David had steadfastly volunteered for the Rex Foundation. David applied his academic prowess, writing skills, care for the community and continuous quest to learn more, to help put together features […]
Rex Board Member Freddy Hahne sends word about grantee David Best Temples working as part of a healing and reflection program of art taking place in the extended community around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of last year’s mass shootings in Florida. On February 14, 2019, the first anniversary of the massacre, the Temple […]
“I’m a sovereign soul/ And I do what I can to make sense of it all,” proclaims David Gans in one of his songs. As a singer and songwriter, he attempts to make sense of our crazy world through his perceptive lyrics.
His contributions and significance within the Grateful Dead community are noteworthy: as a journalist he contributed insightful interviews, books, and entertaining analogies for our passion; he also hosts the nationally syndicated weekly radio show Grateful Dead Hour, listened to by Deadheads across America.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation a Rex grantee in 1993 and 1994, has been protecting civil liberties and innovation in cyberspace for over 20 years.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO ALL WHOSE GENEROUS EFFORTS MADE POSSIBLE THE WHEEL “ A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY GARCIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010 “ THE FILLMORE, SAN FRANCISCO Presenting the December 4th benefit was a vital part of Rex Foundation work. It is through events like The Wheel that we endeavor to raise funds for grant making […]
By David Large Founded in 1989, the Miami Light Project is a nonprofit cultural organization that presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world, supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists, and offers educational programs in the community and Miami-Dade County high schools. Its goal to […]
Says Denise Kinney, executive director of Rex grantee Musicopia:
“What Musicopia wants for all children in the city and suburbs is to allow them to hear all different types of live music, played by some of the nationâ€™s finest professional musicians. When I speak with students after an assembly, many times they tell me this is the first time they have heard live music.
“For students who have a more intense interest in music, some of whom have the potential to have a career in music, we want to give them a pathway to follow and the tools to use so that they will have everything they need to play an instrument and experience the joy of the gift of music.”
“Every day, everywhere in the world, courageous women do the urgent work of healing of our world by speaking out about what their communities and lands need to flourish.”
Children born with disabilities or medical problems in remote villages of Tanzania face a bleak future, made worse by prejudice and poverty. Rex grantee Mwangaza Tanzania (“Mwangaza” means “beacon” in Swahili) seeks out these children and matches them with the best medical resources. They also conduct health education classes to address preventable diseases and medical […]
For many children with disabilities in Tanzania’s remote villages, Mwangaza (â€œbeacon” in Swahili) is a lifeline to essential medical services. Founder/director Paula Gremley and Amiri Bakari take theirÂ Land Cruiser (funded in part by grants from Rex in 2003 and 2004) on â€œoutreach safaris,” seeking out seriously ill children and those with correctable deformities. Once they’ve located these children and assessed their needs, they work with medical and other aid organizations in the area to transport the young patients to the Tanzanian city of Arusha for treatment and corrective surgery.