Josh Levine, founder of MBS, would like to invite you to Afterglow. This inaugural event will raise funds to create MBS Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that will provide support for local community organizations as they implement projects that provide an outlet for mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
Dynamic in its scope, Afterglow will be a day composed of workshops, seminars, lectures, and classes followed by a cocktail reception, an art auction, and an after party. These events will take place at various locations in Southtown, including MBS Life, David Shelton Gallery, and Sala Diaz.
Chuck Ramirez, the renowned and much-loved artist who died last year in a bicycle accident, left a deep and lasting impression on this city. His life, his art and his way of living each moment with passion and creativity was the inspiration to create a Foundation that would reach out to the people and organizations striving to make a difference in the community. With a focus on fostering relationships and enhancing the lives of others, something Chuck did with ease and panache, the Foundation will promote an intricate and intrinsic mosaic of organizations, projects and individuals.
Josh has been collecting art for eight years and will be auctioning off his collection to start MBS Foundation. He explains, “I was told by people to never think about a financial return and to buy what I loved and I took this advice to heart. In essence, the narrative that has made up the last 8 years of my life will provide the seed for transformation and a new story: a time for new opportunities and challenges”
Among the many artists included in the auction there will be pieces by Chuck Ramirez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Julie Speed, Kelly O’Connor, and Katie Pell.
The first two endeavors that the Foundation will give support to will be in the spirit of Chuck: the artist-in-residence program at Sala Diaz Gallery and the Chuck Ramirez Endowment Fund at Blue Star.
So far, MBS Foundation has fostered relationships with the following non profits and will provide time and resources to each for projects that fit within the vision:
MBS Physical Education
MBS P.E. is a dynamic and integrated approach to children’s fitness: providing health and wellness experts to enhance and elevate the existing standards of school physical education programs. This pilot project will be developed with the Circle School, a local alternative cooperative school whose focus is a commitment to cultivate the development of the whole child through the development of body, mind, heart, and spirit.
EatSmart San Antonio
An educational non-profit dedicated to the sharing of nutritional knowledge and food preparation techniques through lecture and demonstration utilizing local, organic and sustainable ingredients and products.
“Cathedral Park” at the Episcopal Diocese
Open to the public, the beauty and calm of the park makes it a special place that we must preserve and cherish. MBS will help in the upkeep of this hidden gem of the city.
Chair: Tim McDiarmid
Laura and Lew Moorman