The Atlantic City Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on increasing public access to the arts and furthering community arts education.


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


We envision 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.


Joyce Hagen

Executive Director

Zach Katzen

Program Manager

Loryn L. Simonsen

Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Evan A. SanchezAuthentic City PartnersPresident
Daryl Bulthuis
The Press of Atlantic CityVice President
Anne RosenbergAtlantic City Education FoundationTreasurer
Lisa HonakerStockton UniversitySecretary
Jodi BurroughsMLK School Complex
Chung-Fan ChangStockton University
Val FeoTropicana Atlantic City, So Val Art
Mark Ganter
Little Water Distillery
Amber HamlettHamlett Consulting
Sonny IrelandAtlantic City Fire Department, Retired
Stephanie KochJEVS Human Services
Phyllis LaccaMasterpiece Advertising

Advisory Board

Marc BermanEat, Drink, and Be You Magazine
Michael BrennanCardinal Bistro
Mark Callazzo
Alpha Funding Solutions
Monica CasielloUS Title Solutions LLC
Reverend Collins A. Days, Sr.Second Baptist Church
Donna DanielsonTanger Outlets The Walk
Michael GoloffMichael A. Goloff, CPA
Sharon HarringtonCasino Control Commission
Gary HillSchultz-Hill Foundation
Valeria MarcusArt by Valeria
Alex MarinoStockton University
Robert MarshallWoodlynne Associates LLC
Viktoryia Olunina, CPACapaldi, Reynolds & Pelosi, PA
Nicholas Palmisano
11th Floor Creative Group
Jacob S. Perskie, Esq.Fox Rothschild
Mary Jane PerskieBacharach Institute
Karen PinzoloSouth Jersey Cultural Alliance
Marjorie PrestonM. Preston Writing
Robert PrestonAC Planning Department
Lee SanchezSTW Hospitality
Cookie TillSteve and Cookies by the Bay
Whitney Ullman@GoToWhitney
Wendel WhiteStockton University