Rex Foundation: New Grants, Upcoming Events & More
The Rex Foundation recently distributed $72,500 in grants, including the 2008 Jerry Garcia, Bill Graham and Ralph J. Gleason Awards. With these, we have now donated over $1 million since December 1, 2001, the launch of the Rex Foundation's renewal in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. In this 25th Anniversary year, let's celebrate the $8.4 million grants to over 1,000 grassroots programs, reflecting our collective power to keep furthering what the Grateful Dead started!
With all the current financial tumult, now is the time for Rex's philanthropic community to show its strength. Please join Rex at their upcoming benefit concerts to connect with kindred spirits and enjoy great music. Help Rex continue supporting grassroots programs that are doing the vital work toward a healthy environment with thriving communities:
Saturday, November 29th, a Black Tie-Dye Ball with Dark Star Orchestra at the Nokia in New York City. Enjoy a pre-concert party, mingling with the musicians, great concert seating and premium balcony access. Click here for details. Help us celebrate the month-long DSO Rex Caravan Tour on the East Coast, where $1 of every ticket sold is contributed to the Rex Foundation.
Saturday, December 13th, our 25th Anniversary Black Tie-Dye Ball at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. Save the date for this very special evening of music. Details will follow soon.
Read their just-published newsletter Perspectives on The World As It Could Be to gain new insights and inspiration about how we can, individually and collectively, visualize and move toward a global community that promotes hope and justice for all, while being economically and environmentally sustainable for generations to come. With the imminent November 4th election, we hope the writings encourage voting and support for continuing civic engagement.
Check out the video of this year's original performance called The World As It Could Be - Where There's A Will There's A Way, created by the youth of the Destiny Arts Center Performance Troupe. Because of the success of this performance and overall creative project, Rex is now working with Balboa High School in San Francisco to create pilot curriculum on using the creative arts to deepen the teaching of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as part of the overall The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Project. This is all possible because of the support of project sponsors and your generous contributions.
All that Rex is doing is captured by the Rex Community Caravan, their virtual vehicle for traveling together to connect the arts, community and grassroots philanthropy. Your contributions and participation in their events make all the difference! Help them celebrate. Let's show how contributions of $5 or more add up quickly and how we can, together, further what the Grateful Dead started for another 25 years