The Rex Foundation is proud to be apart of the non-profits at this yearsÃ‚Â Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Rex Representatives will be present, educating the community of San Francisco of our good work and getting new supporters on board the Rex Community Caravan. Stop by the Rex Foundation booth and pick up a Jerry Jams CD […]
Last November, 2007, Rex Foundation funded music therapist Christine Stevens of UpBeat Drum Circles in a pioneering program to bring drum circles to northern Iraq for conflict-resolution, peace-making, youth empowerment, and rehabilitation (Drums for Peace).
ABC News Article
USA Today Article
“I’m one of the lucky ones who really love their job. To be able to do it and give the proceeds to worthy causes is a blessing, whether it is music or painting or carpentry or whatever.”
– Keller Williams
“If I didn’t play in a band and I wanted to raise the money personally, it would have been a fraction of what we’re able to do, because we have moe. It goes way beyond what you would be able to do as an individual; it’s all about working together as a community to do this stuff.”
– Al Schnier
On May 12, western bebop band Cow Bop will depart Chicago , headed west on Route 66 in support of JazzMasters Workshop, which provides music-mentoring programs for children. The Rex Foundation endowed the program with The Jerry Garcia Award as the first piece of support for the Route 66 event. Like previous trips, where the band left with only $100 and no scheduled gigs, bopping and bartering their way to the west coast securing per-mile pledges, they hope to get the word out to raise awareness and funds to ensure that the music stays a part of young peoples’ lives.
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity
“Youth Homelessness: a Growing Trend”
narrated by Peter Coyote
airing PBS KRCB Tuesday, May 20th 7:30pm