Our mission

The Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research will sponsor research in areas related to parapsychology and spiritual development, including the development of creativity and healing, as well as the teaching of those skills. The foundation will serve as a forum for the presentation and discussion of this research through findings in books, articles,f and lectures as well as our online media library. A specific goal of the foundation is to disseminate the work of Dr. Alex Tanous through various media.

About the foundation

Formed in 1990, the Alex Tanous Foundation seeks to conduct rigorous scientific research in areas related to physical and spiritual development, including, but not limited to, the development of creativity, creativity and healing, and the teaching of creativity. The foundation serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of anomalies.

Dr. Alex Tanous, a noted psychic and parapsychologist devoted his entire life to healing, research of anomalies, writing, lecturing, and love for his fellow man…

Alex Tanous had many dreams and hopes for his wondrous work and research to be carried on through the Foundation. His students, associates, friends and the world kept him constantly traveling, researching and exploring. No one who met or knew Alex Tanous ever left with a feeling other than comfort, love, and friendship. At his bequest, his foundation will continue his work through research and our own creative powers which he helped us to develop. His family, friends, colleagues and now his Foundation are called upon to keep his spirit of love, friendship and continuous searching to improve the power within ourselves for all mankind.

Foundation timeline

2017
October 19

2017

Donation granted to Rhine Research Center
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Ninth Student Award Scholarships granted
Twenty-Seventh Annual Board of Directors Meeting May 7, 2017
Relay for Life May 2017
Sea Dogs Night July 2017

October 19

2016

Donation granted to Rhine Research Center
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Eighth Student Award Scholarship granted
Twenty-Sixth Annual Board of Directors Meeting April 24, 2016
Sea Dogs Night July 2016
Relay for Life June 18, 2016

October 19

2015

Donation granted to Rhine Research Center
Donation granted to the University of Southern Maine (Professional Development)
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Seventh Student Award Scholarship granted
Twenty-Fifth Annual Board of Directors Meeting April 19, 2015
Researcher Cal Cooper and Vice-President Bill Tanous visit to the ASPR in NYC
Relay for Life June 16, 2015
25th Anniversary Mass in honor of Alex Tanous
Sea Dogs Night July 2015 (25th Year Celebration of Foundation)

October 19

2014

Donation granted to ASPR
Donation granted to Rhine Research Center
Donation granted to the University of Southern Maine (Professional Development)
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Sixth Student Award Scholarship granted
Twenty-Fourth Annual Board of Directors Meeting June 1, 2014
Sea Dogs Night July 2014
Researcher Cal Cooper presentation at Rhine Research Center on Alex Tanous

October 19

2013

Donation granted to ASPR
Donation granted to Rhine Research Center
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Fifth Student Award Scholarship granted
Researcher Cal Cooper publishes “Conversations With Ghosts”
Twenty-Third Annual Board of Directors Meeting June 2, 2013
Sea Dogs Night July 2013
Beloved Brother of Alex, Wakine G. Tanous passed away Nov. 7, 2013

October 19

2012

Donation granted to ASPR
Donation granted to Van Buren Secondary School for Scholarship Fund
Fourth Student Award Scholarship granted
Researcher Cal Cooper publishes articles and lectures on Dr. Alex Tanous in UK
Twenty-Second Annual Board of Directors Meeting May 20, 2012
Sea Dogs Night July 2012

October 19

2011

Third Student Award Scholarship granted
Anniversary Luncheon May 20, 2011
Relay For Life Foundation Team June 2011
Sea Dogs Night July 2011
Twenty-First Annual Board of Directors Meeting May 20, 2011

October 19

2010

Pioneer Series At Rhine Center, NC March 2010
Relay For Life Foundation Team June 2010
A Celebration Mass for our Founder at The Cathedral July 7, 2010 12:00
Sea Dogs Night  July 2010
Second Student Award Scholarship granted
Tanous Foundation Celebration Mass at The Cathedral  Nov. 2010
20th Year Anniversary
Twentieth Annual Board of Directors Meeting May 15, 2010

October 19

2009

2009

Republishing of Is Your Child Psychic September 2009
First Student Award Scholarship Granted August 2009
Alex Tanous Memorial Site July 2009
Nineteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2008

Alex Tanous Foundation Scholarship Award was created
Created YouTube Video of the Foundation
By-Law Change to eliminate the Executive Committee
Eighteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2007

2007

New Foundation Brochure
Rhine Research Center Conference and Presentation by Mark Tanous
Alex Tanous Memorial was created
Created a Music & Art Room of Alex’s work on the Web Site
Seventeenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2006

Foundation implements goals from Comprehensive Plan: Digitized Music & Art
Introduced new DVD to add to Online Store
Discovery Channel Documentary on Alex’s “A Haunting Dark Forest”
Sixteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2005

Creation of Digital Library where people can study Dr. Tanous and others on-line
Creation of On-line Store
Celebrating the 15th year with a presentation on Alex at The Rhine Research Center
Change in By-Laws to allow a non-family member (Tanous) to become President to the Board
Fifteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2004

Creation of digitizing Alex’s Courses with Foundation Introduction
Launching of new Mission Statement
Fourteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2003

Fundraising Campaign to begin the project of preserving the Historical Records of Dr. Alex Tanous
Thirteenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2002

2002

Naming and Grand Opening of The Alex Tanous Research Library located at the Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC
Granted gift to Cancer Foundation of Maine
Twelfth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2001

Re-published book Is Your Child Psychic? A Guide for Creative Parents and Teachers (for sale at most on-line bookstores)
Eleventh Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

2000

HANDS-ON-HEALING Workshop January 13, 2000 Portland, ME
MIND-AS-BODY, BODY-AS-MIND Workshop March 9, 2000 Portland, ME
Local Cable Television Program on the Foundation June 2, 2000
Preparations for 10th Year Foundation Celebration!
Gifted $10,000.00 to the Maine Cancer Research and Education Foundation
CIRCLE YOUR SOUL Workshop with Dr. Hamilton, November 4, 2000 Portland, ME
Tenth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1999

Preparations for Fall/Winter 1999/2000 Workshop Series
DREAMS Workshop November 4, 1999 Portland, ME
Ninth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1998

Design of Web Site and Educational On-Line Library
Eighth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1997

Research Project completed
Seventh Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1996

Foundation seeks “Request for Proposals” on study of Dr. Tanous’ life. Guidelines established, Research Project begins
The Dr. Alexander Tanous Memorial Scholarship Fund is created
Sixth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1995

Foundation votes to conduct Research on the life of Dr. Tanous
Foundation seeks affiliation with related institutions
Fifth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1994

First Annual Newsletter “THE LIGHT” published
Fourth Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1991

Administrative coordination of Foundation
Brochure design complete
First Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1993

Foundation gains Non-Profit Status 501 3 (c)
Film Series/Discussions, Portland, Maine
Third Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1992

Foundation’s Archive established/catalogued
Foundation’s Library established/catalogued
Lecture “Creativity of Dr. Alex Tanous” Portland, Maine
Second Annual Board of Directors Meeting

October 19

1990

1990

While in the hospital, Dr. Tanous legally organizes and records the terms of the foundation, with the assistance of his brother, attorney Wakine Tanous, Sr.

In March, the first meeting of the Incorporators of the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research is held. Dr. Tanous, as  President of the foundation, names the first Board of Directors.

On July 7, Dr. Alex Tanous passes away in Portland, Maine.

October 19

1989

Dr. Tanous becomes ill.

October 19

1985

1985

First handwritten document outlines Alex’s wishes for his foundation.

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