Foundation News: Josh Balber Joins JRF

June 10, 2015 - News

 Josh Balber, who spent the last fifteen years handling communications and media relations in the publishing, nonprofit arts and education sectors in the New York metro-area, recently joined the Jackie Robinson Foundation as its new Communications Director. “Josh’s familiarity with deadline-driven, multi-channel communications, combined with his expertise with the nonprofit, education and general media, will […]

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Foundation News: The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch Raise $46,000 for JRF

June 10, 2015 - News, Sponsors

The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch teamed up for the seventh straight year to support The Jackie Robinson Foundation and Cardinals Care, raising $46,000 for the two foundations. Each year during Jackie Robinson Day, the annual tribute to a pivotal moment in baseball and civil rights’ history, all Major League Baseball players […]

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JRF Mourns the Loss of Actress and ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ruby Dee

June 10, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died on June 11, 2014. Dee was 91. Along with her husband, Ossie Davis, the award winning actress received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2004. The couple reflected on Jackie Robinson’s legacy noting that “Jackie’s life was one of the most significant landmarks […]

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