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Media coverage of Koret philanthropic news and activities reaches annual audiences of more than 110 million globally through traditional media and digital channels.

April 1, 2015 —San Jose Mercury News
Sharks’ goals add up for programs serving Bay Area youth

February 11, 2015 —eJewish Philanthropy
Danielle Foreman: Encouraging Philanthropy Among Her Peers

October 29, 2014 —The Jewish Week
‘Museum Of Life’

October 28, 2014 — ABC7
Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens with help from Bay Area man

October 28, 2014 — The Jewish Daily Forward
Poland praises Jewish donors for ‘trust’ as museum opens

October 28, 2014 — Jewish Exponent
Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’

September 24, 2014 — The Boston Forward
New Polish museum selects Brandeis professor as Chief Historian

September 19, 2014 — J Weekly
Koret elects co-presidents to succeed Tad Taube

March 30, 2014 — San Francisco Chronicle
Koret Foundation’s Tad Taube giving up board presidency

March 27, 2014 — J Weekly
Tad Taube to step down as Koret Foundation president

November 15, 2013 — The Jewish Daily Forward
Tad Taube named to the Forward 50 in 2013

September 19, 2013 — J Weekly
More grant money for Jewish studies institute at Berkeley

September 19, 2013 — J Weekly
Survey: Jews top the list when it comes to giving

September 17, 2013 — JTA
UC-Berkeley institute for Jewish law gets $2.85 million grant

September 13, 2013 — Silicon Valley Business Journal
Tad Taube: Philanthropy through a business lens

August 16, 2013 — Silicon Valley Business Journal
Tad Taube took a flier, got into real estate, and now gives away millions

August, 2013 — Gentry
The Winning Team: a new chapter in the philanthropic playbook

July 15, 2013 — Philanthropy Roundtable
The Loyal Philanthropy of Susan and Joseph Koret

June 17, 2013 — JNS
Poland’s Jewish renaissance brings to light ‘underpinnings’ of Judeo-Christian Western culture

April 25, 2013 — J Weekly
Building the Dream: The opening of Poland’s new Jewish museum

April 20, 2013 — AP
US philanthropist savors opening of Jewish museum

April 19, 2013 — Wall Street Journal
Mayor Ed Lee Proclaims April 19th Museum of the History of Polish Jews Day in San Francisco

April 10, 2013 — Tablet
The Curator of Joy and Ashes

December 12, 2012 — Business Wire
Hoover Institution Education Experts Identify News Hits and Misses in 2012 Education Coverage

July 24, 2012 — CBS This Morning
Online DNA mapping helps siblings find each other

July 5, 2012 — Wall Street Journal
Big donations for Museum of the History of Polish Jews

March 26, 2012 — The Times of Israel
Koret to give $3m. to Polish Jewish museum

March 18, 2012 — eJewish Philanthropy
The Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood

January 26, 2012 — Contra Costa Times
UC Berkeley opens Magnes Collection’s new home

November 30, 2011 — Hoover Institution
Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education Identifies 2011’s Best and Worst Education Events

November 3, 2011 — Commentary 
Initiative to Combat Anti-Semitism Addresses Core Problem: Hatred for Israel

November 3, 2011 — J. Weekly
Koret launches initiative to combat anti-Semitism

June 3, 2011 — The New York Times
Exhibition Shows Fierce Art Patronage of the Fierce Steins

June 2, 2011 — The New York Times
Modern Is Modern Is…

March 13, 2011 — San Francisco Chronicle
Ted Taube escapes Nazis, created own empire: Sunday Profile on Tad Taube

October, 14, 2010 — J. Weekly
Tribute to a muralist: Exhibit to reveal the genius of late Bay Area artist Bernard Zakheim

October 6, 2010 — Builder

Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life

September 30, 2010 — J Weekly
Old family photos bring Polish history exhibit to life

June 28, 2010 — Santa Cruz Sentinel
UCSC to offer Jewish Studies major

June 22, 2010 — San Francisco Chronicle
Magnes Museum’s Judaica to get new homes at UC

June 22, 2010 — JTA 
Magnes Museum moving to UC Berkeley

June 21, 2010 — Berkeleyside
Magnes Museum collections will move to UC Berkeley

June 21, 2010 — San Francisco Business Times
Magnes Museum collection to move to UC Berkeley

April 26, 2010 — Jerusalem Post
The business of philanthropy: Jeff Farber, Koret Foundation CEO, believes it’s time Jewish philanthropy stopped operating like a charity

April 16, 2010 — J. Weekly
Jews all over world grieve death of Polish president

February 8, 2010 — San Francisco Business Times
Gladstone wraps up $35M campaign

February 5, 2010 — J. Weekly
More Israel courses on the menu for local universities

January 21, 2010 — J. Weekly

Contra Costa JCC offers Dialogues series

January 13, 2010 — JTA
U.S. backing S.F. foundation’s effort to boost businesses in Negev

January 11, 2010 — JTA
Koret, Taube foundations give $50 million for Jewish peoplehood projects

January 8, 2010 — The Jerusalem Post
NIS 600m. fund launched to boost business in the periphery

January 8, 2010 — Ha’aretz
Philanthropies take the initiative in developing country’s periphery

December 17, 2009 — J. Weekly
Koret gives another $1 million to help economy victims

December 4, 2009 — J. Weekly
Demand up for JFCS Chanukah food programs

November 24, 2009 — San Francisco Chronicle
State must reveal, not conceal, school aptitude

November 13, 2009 — J. Weekly
Kudos to S.F. State president for stand on anti-Israel speech

October 23, 2009 — J. Weekly
Oshman Family JCC makes its long-awaited debut on new campus

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly

Taube Koret Campus, OFJCC Grand Opening

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
Discover campus ‘treasures’ on Oct. 18 and other highlights of the OFJCC grand opening

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
‘A wonderful achievement’: Special moment for Tad Taube and the community

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly

Music, dance, and more intersect in the jam-packed arts lineup

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame finds a permanent home

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly

Just the facts: the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly

New campus passes eco-test with flying green colors

October 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
Middle East meets West Coast in campus landscaping

September 25, 2009 — San Jose Mercury News
Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto points the way to residential communities of the future

September 25, 2009 — Contra Costa Times
Tiburon couple honored for service to community

September 24, 2009 — J. Weekly

Jeff and Barbara Farber receive ADL award for distinguished leadership

September 24, 2009 — J. Weekly

’Peace will come’ eventually, Knesset member says in SF

September 18, 2009 — San Francisco Business Times
Two nonprofits supporting S.F. schools merge

August 28, 2009 — San Francisco Business Times
Jerusalem meets Silicon Valley in $300M project

August 27, 2009 — J. Weekly

Center for Jewish Life to open at Marin JCC

August 14, 2009 — San Francisco Business Times
Jerusalem rising in Palo Alto

August 13, 2009 — J. Weekly
Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life almost ready to open

August 13, 2009 — J. Weekly
Torch has been passed, but spirit of the Maccabi Games lives on

August 12, 2009 — San Mateo County Times
Peninsula Jewish Community Center gets $500,000 grant

July 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
Jews of the Fillmore: Exhibit honors a once-thriving S.F. Jewish neighborhood

July 9, 2009 — J. Weekly
Jews of the Fillmore: Exhibit is three years in the making

May 22, 2009 — J. Weekly

Hitting his stride: Israeli horse doctor sharpens surgical skills at U.C. Davis

May 22, 2009 — J. Weekly
Dog-friendly fundraiser transforms a mitzvah into a bark mitzvah

Spring, 2009 — Philanthropy Roundtable
Interview with Tad Taube: Believing in Freedom, Building for the future

May/June, 2009 — Lifestyles

In A Good Place: Koret CEO Jeff Farber profiled in Lifestyles

May 11, 2009 — San Mateo County Times
Jewish Community Center celebrates past, looks to future

May 7, 2009 — San Francisco Chronicle
Koret Museum Day: Free admission at 17 sites

April 24, 2009 — San Jose Business Journal
Taube-Koret Jewish campus coming together in Palo Alto

April 23, 2009 — The Press Democrat
Green Music Center’s musical debut

March 31, 2009 — JTA
Stanford Hillel students visit Moscow

March 27, 2009 — San Francisco Business Times
Gladstone, Stanford share $3.9M to study Huntington’s

March 25, 2009 — The Press Democrat
Green Music Center gets 2nd $500,000

March 16, 2009 — San Francisco Chronicle
Koret Director Anita Friedman and JFCS takes entrepreneurial approach

March 15, 2009 — San Francisco Chronicle

The Bay Area’s best outdoor playgrounds

March 11, 2009 — New York Times
An Israeli Playground, Fortified Against Rockets

January 23, 2009 — Wall Street Journal
Investors Want Clarity Before They Take Risks

June 15, 2016
Koret Foundation Establishes $50 Million Initiative to Strengthen Higher Education Institutions in the Bay Area

September 11, 2014
Dr. Michael Boskin and Dr. Anita Friedman named joint Presidents of the Koret Foundation

March 20, 2014
Tad Taube decides not to stand for reelection as Koret president after three decades of leading the foundation

April 18, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee Proclaims April 19th Museum of the History of Polish Jews Day in San Francisco

April 4, 2013
Museum of the History of Polish Jews to be Unveiled on 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

March 21, 2013
Advance Interview Opportunities for Bay Area Coverage of the 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

February 25, 2013
Museum of the History of Polish Jews to Hold Historic First Preview on 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: U.S. Delegation to Attend Led by Honorable Tad Taube

February 6, 2013
Koret Foundation Board Announces Staff Promotions

September 16, 2012
Taube Family Foundation and Koret Foundation Launch Second Season of Touchdowns for Kids Program

July 31, 2012
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Visits the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland

March 26, 2012
Koret Foundation announces $3-Million gift to Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

November 3, 2011
Koret Foundation announces Initiative to Combat Anti-Semitism

June 21, 2010
Koret, Taube Philanthropies, Warren Hellman collaborate to move Magnes Museum holdings to Bancroft Library

April 2, 2010
Koret Foundation supports shelter medicine

November, 2008
Koret in Israel: The Official Youtube Channel of the Koret Foundation

April 24, 2008
Appointment of the inaugural Koret Fellow in Korean Studies Program at Stanford

April 1, 2008
Koret Gift to Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center to Support Korean Studies Program

July 25, 2007
Bachar Reforms Have Improved Israel’s Capital Markets, but Only Half of Recommendations Have Been Implemented, Report Says