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, 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.
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 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.