Wednesday, April 13, 2005

From Rex:

Bill Walton, Rex Foundation Advisory Board member, will feature Rex this Saturday, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on his Sirius Satellite Radio show, One More Saturday Night. Go to to find out more about the show. I will be on air with Bill to talk about Rex, mixed with music that goes with and beyond the words. We hope you’ll listen in and pass this message on to others who would enjoy the show.

In 2004 we celebrated the Rex Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and our granting of almost $8 million to some 1,000 grassroots programs across the United States and internationally over the past two decades. All of us, connected through our love of the music have made this giving possible.

We begin our third decade with a new way to further this connection – the Rex Community Caravan – a virtual vehicle for philanthropy, where each of us can make a real difference with just $5 or more. See

We envision traveling with “busloads” of kindred spirits on the vast Internet super highway. Our concept of the Caravan is to have thousands of people each contribute $5 or more, a true grassroots fundraising effort, to help us continue to fund organizations that foster peace, harmony, economic and social justice.

This is still a new concept, as we have not been accustomed or culturally geared to asking for contribution dollars. Since December 2001, we have been transitioning from an organization funded by the Grateful Dead to a more community based organization that will serve as the vehicle for the greater community to continue the mission.

Stay tuned for upcoming e-mails that announce our 2005 benefits, many featuring the next generation of musicians who want to help carry on what the Grateful Dead started, as well as the enhancements we’re making to our website to feature music, visuals and beneficiary stories.

Thanks for being part of the Rex Foundation philanthropic community. Together, we can make all the difference in the world.