Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, engage and entertain everyone in our community through the performing arts, with an emphasis on culturally diverse programming.

Board of Directors

Bill Edwards, Founder & CEO

Mark Mahaffey, Mahaffey Apartments

Carole Merritt,  Interim Chair

Bob Churuti, Community Advocate

   Jim McDougald, Community Advocate

  David Downing, United Landmark

     Michael Conner President, Paradise Ventures, Inc.

Deborah Read, Poynter Institute

   Gisella Monclova, Community Advocate

Donna Cothron, Consultant

  Jake Ryan, Osceola Capital Management

     Brady Diggs, Modern Business Associates


Foundation Staff

Amy Harriett Miller, President

amiller@billedwardsfoundationforthearts.org  or 727-308-5100

 Lori Belvedere, Membership Director

lbelvedere@billedwardsfoundationforthearts.org  or 727-308-5100

Katrina Young, Class ActsEducation and Outreach

kyoung@billedwardsfoundationforthearts.org or 727-304-5275

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts was founded as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit in 2011, and is dedicated providing arts education programs, community outreach, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community with emphasis on diverse programming for youth, and families.