At a ceremony on Friday, June 26, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski formally announced that San Francisco philanthropist Tad Taube will receive the highest level official state distinction for a foreign civilian.
This summer 2015 the Kraków Jewish Culture Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary season. Founded in 1988, one year before the fall of Communism in Poland, the Festival has transformed from a small event commemorating the Jewish past in Poland into the world's largest celebration of contemporary Jewish culture from the entire Diaspora. While honoring the Jewish past, the Festival looks to the Jewish future.
Through its innovative collaborative grantmaking, Taube Philanthropies supports underserved youth via three programs: Touchdowns for Kids, Hoops for Kids, and Goals for Kids. Partnering with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, the Warriors Community Foundation, and the Sharks Foundation, Taube Philanthropies and other philanthropic partners provide funding per every touchdown, sack, basket, or goal to support a core group of youth programs.
We are pleased to present the inaugural edition of a redesigned and electronically distributed Gazeta, now co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association of Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).
In May 2007, the Republic of Poland appointed businessman and philanthropist Tad Taube, one of the Bay Area's distinguished civic leaders, to represent Poland as an Honorary Consul in northern California. Mr. Taube was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II. He has dedicated his life to efforts strengthening the civic and cultural life in both the United States and Poland and to building a close connection between the two.