Taube Philanthropies today announced its first major grants of 2017 with impact grants to Jewish community organizations in the Bay Area, in Israel and in Poland, totaling over $2 Million.
We are pleased to present the Fall/Winter issue of Gazeta, co-produced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture (TFJLC) and the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies (AAPJS).
In the 2016-2017 season, the program raised a total of $241,000 to support six organizations. Since the program launched in 2011, Taube Philanthropies, 49ers Foundation, Koret Foundation, and others have donated nearly $2 million to Bay Area organizations that support local youth.
In partnership with the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is pleased to present The Peoplehood Papers #18, on "Jewish Peoplehood and Jewish Museums." In this collection of essays, inspired by the success of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Jewish museum professionals from Europe, Israel, and the United States discuss how museums have reimagined the purposes and possibilities of museum display and education in the 21st century.
On November 21, the opening night of the 14th annual Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Tad Taube was honored with the 2016 Camera of David Award in recognition of his support of the revival of Jewish culture in Poland.
We are honored that the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has been awarded the 20th annual Krakow Patron of Culture Award, specifically the highest level of the award in the donor category, which is titled "Golden Donor Statue."
The Sharks Foundation announced on 10/11/16 that it will partner with Taube Philanthropies and the Koret Foundation for the third season of the Goals for Kids Program. In addition, SWENSON has joined in support of the program and will become a funding partner. For every goal scored by the San Jose Sharks during the 2016-17 season, crucial funds will be donated to programs in the Bay Area dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in the community.
On September 22, the Taube Family Music Hall was named in honor of Bay Area philanthropist Tad Taube at a formal event and unveiling at The UC Theatre in Berkeley. Shana Penn, executive director of Taube Philanthropies, was also recognized with the naming of the Shana Penn Lobby. Youth jazz band Oakland Future Trio performed and plaques were unveiled as part of the celebration at the newly renovated and reopened Bay Area landmark music venue.
Polish architect Maria Piechotkowa, renowned Polish architect and author of several groundbreaking publications upholding the architectural memory of buildings destroyed in WWII, especially synagogues, was honored for her commitment to preserving Poland’s Jewish heritage, on September 16, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
The Taube Family Campus at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was named during a groundbreaking ceremony honoring Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. Taube Philanthropies’ $15 million grant, its largest grant ever to a Jewish organization, will enable the Reform Movement’s headquarters in Israel to update, enhance and beautify its Jerusalem campus as a vibrant academic, cultural and spiritual center welcoming the larger Israeli community and visitors from around the world.
San Francisco (February 10, 2016)—Leo Villareal’s monumental work of public art, The Bay Lights, returned to the Bay Bridge as a permanent installation on January 30, 2016. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, philanthropist Tad Taube, ILLUMINATE founder Ben Davis, and artist Leo Villareal pushed the ceremonial button at 7:25 pm.
Tad Taube, chair of the Campaign to Save Ralston Hall, announced during a recent celebration that Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) not only met – but exceeded – the $6M Taube Challenge to save Ralston Hall, a California and national historic landmark.
Tad Taube and Taube Philanthropies announce a new matching grant of $3 million towards the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Of the total amount, $1 million is a 1:2 matching grant; once the match is made, Taube will give an additional $2 million, thereby generating a total $5 million for Ronald McDonald House's "Hope is Growing Campaign."
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.