I am the current president of the Rex Foundation Board of Directors. The Rex Foundation continues to plan events throughout the United States ranging from the annual large shows to Black Tie Dye Balls to intimate music and special events.
The money Rex raises through events, grants from other Foundations, and individual donations is granted to organizations doing good work in the arts, health, environment and social services. Rex continues to "Further a Tradition of Grassroots Giving" to organizations who fall under the radar of normal funding sources.
Rex continues the process of enhancing our web site to provide information about the grantees and to provide audio, and soon video, about Rex events both past and future.
I encourage you to join the Rex mailing list. You will receive information about forthcoming Rex events, grantees and programs. We mail an annual report and several newsletters throughout the year.
Get on board the Rex Community Caravan... it is coming to a town near you!
Really, Rex is one of the really good guys!!!
Can I donate through auctions on ebay through Missionfish? If not, is there any way to get The Rex Foundation to be approved by Missionfish? I think that's the only way that I can list a charity auction for it on eBay.
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mindbender... I am not familiar with Missionfish but will investigate what it is. Please tell me more about it.
Rex will be instituting online auction's to coincide with future live events that incorporate auctions at pre-concert receptions.
Here's the link to it: http://www.missionfish.org/
It's basically a secure way on ebay to ensure donations actually get to the non profits, and don't get pocketed by the seller. ebay will cancel a charity/non profit auction if it doesn't go through missionfish.
Looks like Rex Foundation was registered recently. You guys must've just gotten approved within the last couple weeks, because I tried to donate an auction a month or two ago, and Rex Foundation wasn't listed as an option to donate to.
Here's the new Rex Foundation Missionfish page:
Looks like someone put a couple big ticket auctions which donate a small % up. Although not as pricey, I'll try to list some fern fossil auctions soon & donate 100% :)
Kudos to Rex Foundation!
mindbender... thanks for the links and explanation. I am not sure who signed up Rex but am glad someone did. I will investigate who it was. Missionfish looks to be a viable way for non-profits to participate in the online auction scene. I am also on the board of the Black Rock Arts Foundation and we utilize auctions at events as a way to raise money. I will look into setting up an account for that Foundation as well.
Grate to be apart of it all! Keep up the good work!
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... for the donation from each ticket to the Rex Foundation.
Just listed a small fern fossil on eBay... Click here for the auction
100% will go to Rex Foundation.
I didn't go through missionfish because I learned they charge a %, plus wanted my cc#, etc....plus ebay and paypal still charge their fees, too! Geeze, everyone's gotta get their cut I guess?!?!? Anyways, I just listed a small/medium bold white fern slab and started it out at a buck to test the waters. I will cover the shipping, and if need be, the paypal fees.
Because I didn't go through missionfish, the auction says nothing about RF, but I figured I'd post it here to at least alert a couple people who may be interested in donating a small affordable amount and want a little something back.
Any probs or questions, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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