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.