Woodside: Tad Taube honored for lifetime achievements


In recognition of philanthropic activities over 40 years, Woodside resident Tad Taube will be honored with a Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by the nonprofit San Francisco-based Jewish Family and Children's Services. The awards ceremony is set for Saturday, April 1, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in San Francisco.

Beneficiaries of Mr. Taube's philanthropy include the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, the Commonwealth Club of California, the San Francisco Opera, the Exploratorium, and Bay Area Jewish Community Federations. Abroad, he has supported Jagiellonian University in Poland and several universities in Israel.

Mr. Taube is the founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. His Taube Philanthropies recently announced a $1.25 million matching grant for a fundraising campaign for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, which provides housing for the families of critically ill children being treated at local hospitals.


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Posted by bill1940
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Tad also paid for the renovation of the Stanford tennis stadium. This permits Stanford to host both the NCAA Tennis championship as well as the Bank of the West WTA tournament.

So, again, many thanks to Tad. I personally met him several times at the above stadium. He's extremely congenial, and even invited me and a member of the Stanford tennis team to play at his own courts.

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