A Richer Quality Of Life For All

 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. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Peabody Auditorium Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is to support the Peabody Auditorium through advocacy and fundraising to ensure a financially stable future for a culturally rich environment.

Vision Statement

The Peabody Auditorium will be the iconic performing arts center, a magnet for world-class cultural performances, artistic activities, and educational opportunities; a centerpiece of the community supporting the interests and needs of the diverse population of Daytona Beach and the surrounding region.


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
    Vice President, TD Bank

    Elizabeth C. King, Immediate Past President
    Partner, Rice Law Firm

  • Directors
    Lloyd Bowers, Esq., President Emeritus, Partner, Wickersham & Bowers

    Dr. Maryann Bull, Retired Volusia County School Principal and Administrator

    Michael J. Strauss, Captain, JetBlue Airways

    R. John Vagovic, MD, Daytona Beach Women's Center

  • Financial Counsel
    Ellen G. Spradley, CPA, Lombardo Spradley Klein

  • Staff
    Kathy Berman, Executive Director
    kberman@peabodyfoundation.org – 386-631-1974
    PO Box 10104, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-0104


Board Values

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.