S&R Foundation Launches Sachiko Kuno Award for Applied Science, Dr. Sheila Walker Honored as Inaugural Recipient

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, is thrilled to announce the 2015 winner of the newly-launched Sachiko Kuno Award for Applied Science, awarded to Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker.

Historic D.C. building to become fine arts incubator

The S&R Foundation, a nonprofit that supports talented individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, will buy the historic Fillmore Building in Georgetown from George Washington University for an undisclosed sum.
The sale is under contract. The sales price will be recorded once the sale closes.

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty was selected by GWU to market the building, at 1801 25th St. NW, in January. It was listed for $14 million.

The building has an assessed value of about $10 million, according to the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.

The Good Intentions One Couple Has for Georgetown's Most Expensive Properties

In 2011, they purchased Evermay for $22 million. A year later, they paid the heavily-discounted price of $11 million for Halcyon House. And just recently, they went under contract on the Fillmore School, listed for $14 million. The couple behind these massive purchases of tony and singular properties in Georgetown will not redevelop them, as Georgetown neighbors feared.

Instead, biotech entrepreneurs Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno, whose S&R Foundation will soon own all three properties, has non-profit intentions for all three.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition

Bring your basket and join S&R Foundation on Sunday, March 29, for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition!

The gardens at the Historic Evermay Estate will be open for an afternoon of festive spring fun, including crafts, visit from some Easter friends, and of course, an expansive egg hunt.

Also included in each session is a special musical rendition of the Teddy Bear Picnic in partnership with Imagination Stage. Join the bunnies and teddy bears in the gardens at Evermay with your family to welcome spring!

S&R Foundation Announces 2015 Overtures Spring Concert Series, Featuring Range of Styles from Emerging International Artists, First Halcyon House Concert

WASHINGTON – January 22, 2015 – S&R Foundation announced its Spring 2015 Overtures Concert Series featuring 10 evenings of diverse music from an array of exciting artists. Now entering its fourth-year, the series provides a platform for emerging musicians to perform at early stages in their careers, and showcases world-class international artists as well. The series runs from March 12 through to May 16 and will feature a varied selection of music from Vivaldi to Stravinsky, to 20th century cabaret and the world premiere of a new work by composer Dai Fujikara.

S&R Foundation Announces 2014 S&R Washington Award Winners

Promising Artists will be formally recognized at May 30 S&R Washington Awards Gala at Halcyon House in Georgetown.

WASHINGTON – January 15, 2015 – S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, today announced the winners of the 2014 S&R Washington Award – including one Grand Prize winner.

This year’s recipients will be officially honored at the S&R Washington Awards Gala on Saturday, May 30 at Halcyon House, in Washington, DC.

Georgetowners of the Year

A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year include: a person who has devoted time and talent to keeping a lively band of senior citizens even more active with programs that range from recitals to lectures and field trips; a non-profit relocated to town that is making an impact in the world of music, science and social innovation; and an everyday service business that has stressed a personal touch and community involvement that leaves you feeling you’ve known them for years.

Wendy Erlanger: The Georgetown Senior Center