In 2014, the Peabody Auditorium Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established. The Foundation operates as a partner, but independently, of the City of Daytona Beach owned and operated Peabody Auditorium.
The mission of the Peabody Auditorium Foundation is to advocate for arts and culture within our community, provide arts-related educational opportunities for underserved populations, and support the Peabody Auditorium’s efforts to provide enrichment through the performing arts.
The Peabody Auditorium Foundation is the premier advocate for arts and cultural education within our community.
The Peabody Foundation believes that arts and cultural experiences are essential to our community. They fulfill the belief in the power of arts to forge vibrant, diverse communities; improve educational opportunities; stimulate economic development; and provide a richer quality of life for all.
Meet the Board of Directors
Officers Rene Bell Adams, President Owner, RBA Advertising
Kym Zurstadt, Vice President Owner, KK Ad & Design
James E. Weite, Secretary & Treasurer Retired, Vice President, TD Bank
Directors Lloyd Bowers, Esq., President Emeritus, Partner, Wickersham & Bowers
Dr. Maryann Bull, Retired Volusia County School Principal and Administrator
Jenna Pender, Teacher, Florida Virtual School
Rebecca Railsback, Mental Health Counselor
Michael J. Strauss, Captain, JetBlue Airways
Darlynn Tacinelli, Owner, The Hello Darlynn Company
R. John Vagovic, MD, Daytona Beach Women's Center
Financial Counsel Ellen G. Spradley, CPA, Lombardo Spradley & Klein
Staff Kathy Berman, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org – 386-631-1974 PO Box 10104, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-0104 www.peabodyfoundation.org
Our core values are quality, integrity and accountability.
Quality, in that we strive for excellence in all that we do.
Integrity, in that we will be transparent in what we do, and we will conduct ourselves ethically, responsibly, and honestly at all times.
Accountability, in that we accept the responsibility for our collective actions as the Foundation Board.