Mohamed Shams

“…world-class pianist…” (Philippe Entremont, on conducting Mohamed Shams and the Manhattan School of Music orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony #2, the “Age of Anxiety”)

“…exceptional pianist…” “…brilliant…” (host Bob Sherman, on featuring Shams on his program, the McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase, WQXR New York)

Ueno Award

Recognizes a young scientist, primarily in the field of health care-related sciences, who demonstrates outstanding promise in ion channels or epithelial barrier function research.

New Incubator Aimed At Social Entrepreneurs Launches In Washington D.C.

The S&R Foundation is launching a new Washington, D.C- based incubator program aimed at social entrepreneurs called Halcyon Incubator. Successful applicants will live rent-free in a multimillion dollar newly- renovated 18th century townhouse in the center of Georgetown for four months. The 12-16-month fellowship also includes eight months of rent-free workspace, complimentary strategic, legal and PR resources, mentorship, as well as access to a network of potential funders from all sectors.

S&R Foundation provides Washington Ballet with live music, affects city’s music scene

When Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno bought two historic Georgetown estates in quick succession in 2011, many wondered what the couple — somewhat reticent pharmaceutical tycoons who already had several residences to their name — were going to do with the properties.

Answer: establish the base of a classical music empire... Since Evermay’s re­furbishment was completed in 2012, the estate has been hosting two and three seasons of public concerts a year. And the foundation’s influence is expanding, gently and helpfully, and more and more visibly, into the community. Next year, it will move to a new level when the Evermay Chamber Orchestra performs “Swan Lake” with the Washington Ballet — a company that has not regularly performed with a live orchestra since 2010.

Incubator: A place for ‘audacious ideas’

The historical Halcyon House on Prospect Street NW in Georgetown does not look like a hub of modern innovation. ...But behind its storied walls, the District-based S&R Foundation plans to open an incubator for social entrepreneurs starting in September. The program will stretch 12 to 16 months, including a four-month residency, eight months of rent-free workspace, and complimentary strategic and legal advice.

S&R Foundation's Evermay Concert features intimate music in an elegant setting

S&R Foundation Concert Series has thrust itself into the musical life of the District in a big way: There have been eight programs since early March, the final one Friday at Georgetown’s historic Evermay Estate. Somewhat like those of its neighbor to the west, Dumbarton Oaks, Evermay concerts feature intimate music in an elegant setting (although not comfortable chairs), with wine available.

Not Non-Profit: Alternative Models for Social Ventures

Join successful social entrepreneurs Jane Mosbacher Morris, Lauren Marra and Daniella Foster as they discuss their perspective and decisions to stray from traditional business models to establish their organizations.
Jane will talk about her business, TO THE MARKET, a for-profit social enterprise.
Lauren will talk about Arabella Advisors, and their classification as a Benefit Corporation (or B-corp).
Daniella will provide a policy perspective on these different models.
They will focus on the following points: