About ACAF

Mission Statement

The mission of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation is to foster an environment in which diverse arts and cultural programs enrich the quality of life for residents of and visitors to Atlantic City.


Vision Statement

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation envisions Atlantic City as a community in which residents, businesses, government, employees, and visitors value arts and culture as a means to stimulate economic development, encourage civic engagement, and promote community well-being.


The Atlantic City Arts Foundation Board Members:

Evan Sanchez, Authentic City Partners –President

Daryl Bulthuis, The Press of Atlantic City – Vice President

Anne Rosenberg, Atlantic City Education Foundation – Treasurer

Lisa Honaker, Stockton University –Secretary

Jodi Burroughs, MLK School Complex

Monica Casiello, US Title Solutions LLC

Chung-Fan Chang, Stockton University

Mark Ganter, Little Water Distillery

Miko Colon, @TheMoonBeast

Sonny Ireland, Atlantic City Fire Department, Retired

Stephanie Koch, JEVS Human Services

Phyllis Lacca, Masterpiece Advertising

Nicholas Palmisano, 11th Floor Creative Group

Marjorie Preston, M. Preston Writing


Joyce Hagen – Executive Director

Zachary Katzen – Program Director 

Loryn Simonsen– Program Manager 

Advisory Board

Marc Berman, Eat, Drink, and Be You Magazine

Mark Callazzo, Alpha Funding Solutions

Reverend Collins A. Days, Sr., Second Baptist Church

Donna Danielson, Tanger Outlets The Walk

Sharon Harrington, Casino Control Commission

Valeria Marcus, Art by Valeria

Alex Marino, Stockton University

Robert Marshall, Woodlynne Associates LLC

Viktoryia Olunina, CPA, Capaldi, Reynolds & Pelosi, PA

Jacob S. Perskie, Esq., Fox Rothschild

Mary Jane Perskie, Bacharach Institute

Karen Pinzolo, South Jersey Cultural Alliance

Robert Preston, AC Planning Department

Whitney Ullman, @GoToWhitney

Herbert Ushewokunze, Haich Media Group

Wendel White, Stockton University