Through a $2 million matching grant, Tad Taube, chairman of Taube Philanthropies, has announced financial support for the San Francisco Bay Bridge's inspiring light sculpture, The Bay Lights, by artist Leo Villareal. The installation must be removed from the bridge in March when its original two-year permit expires, but Taube Philanthropies will provide $2 million toward the $4 million needed by December 31 to ensure that the sculpture is reinstalled by 2016 and remains lit for the foreseeable future. A vigorous fundraising campaign to save the artwork has been launched.
Belmont, Calif.—Tad Taube, chairman of Taube Philanthropies, has given Notre Dame de Namur University a $6 million challenge grant to begin the seismic retrofit and restoration of Ralston Hall mansion, a national historical landmark, on the NDNU campus.
Touchdowns for Kids has raised $178,000.00 as of the twelfth week of 49ers games, close to its $200,000.00 goal, to support programming for underserved youth.
On November 20, 2014, several hundred people attended the symposium "Women in Business and Innovation," held at Stanford University and part of Poland-U.S. Innovation Week. Moderated by Janine Zacharia, international journalist and visiting lecturer at Stanford, four distinguished panelists discussed the role of women in the business and technology fields: Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland; Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube and Senior VP of Google; Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco; and Gloria Duffy, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Club of California.
Bay Area real estate developer and philanthropist Tad Taube will be inducted into the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame on Friday, November 14, at the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Honors Banquet.
The second edition of the Taube Report features the upcoming Grand Opening of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the unveiling of the Museum’s world-class Core Exhibition. Learn more about the Grand Opening events on October 28, the cutting-edge, 8-gallery Core Exhibition, the story behind the Museum’s new name, the details of its award-winning architectural design, and the nuts-and-bolts facts and figures. Read early media praise and remarks by the people who made the Museum possible, and discover the Bay Area’s role in the Museum’s realization. Get the latest news about our new Global Education Outreach Program, Google’s involvement in the Museum, the Israeli President’s participation in the Grand Opening, and the establishment of the POLIN Foundation.
Taube Jewish Heritage Tours (TJHT) provides the experience of a lifetime with its custom-crafted Jewish journeys. In this report, we would like to share with you a selection of tours we have led this past spring and summer for university study groups, families, and Jewish community organizations.
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.