A match made in heaven! We at The Entertainment Foundation have found a match made in heaven by bringing professional entertainers to our veterans, senior adults, and vulnerable individuals wherever they may be! The magic begins when the music and entertainment starts. The attendees’ eyes light up and the positive energy flows between the professional performer and his/her audience. Lives are changed.
Your donation to The Entertainment Foundation is an investment in making the world a little brighter for people who may otherwise feel forgotten.
The Entertainment Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To learn more, please contact us at (501) 701-9958, or by email at TheEntertainmentFoundation@gmail.com.
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Audrey Findlen, a retired public school educator, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine and master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. Throughout her life Mrs. Findlen has been a performer (dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer) both regionally and professionally as well as has experience in non-profits, serving in a variety of capacities in both Maine and Arkansas. Building on her previous non-profit knowledge and experience, she completed coursework in Non-profit Professional Development at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. For decades Audrey performed and worked with various groups to present shows to senior adults and veterans, witnessing firsthand the joy the residents experienced and saw a great need.
Joan Wiltgen attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in psychology. Although now retired, Joan served as regional sales coordinator for Omaha Steaks International as well as Corporate Online Trainer and Employee Service Manager for the second largest military credit union in the United States, Pentagon Federal Credit Union. She served as fundraiser liaison for St. Jude Research Hospital and United Way in Nebraska and has also served on the board of the Hot Springs Village Breakfast Lions Club. Joan’s interest in providing more comprehensive services to our underserved, senior adults, and veterans was one of many reasons she was excited to be a part of The Entertainment Foundation.
Daniel Wiltgen received his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Education from Briar Cliff University where he lettered three years in basketball. He received his master’s degree in school counseling from Wayne State University. Dan is a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Vietnam War in the 25th Infantry Division. Dan worked in the Command Headquarters, researching the All-Volunteer Army. Now retired, Dan spent forty-one years in education in Nebraska: teaching, coaching, and counseling. Dan is committed to providing quality services to veterans and the elderly in honor of his father and uncle who distinguished themselves during WWII and family members who spent their final years without quality entertainment to enrich their lives.
Jill Mack, an Enrolled Agent, holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University and an MSF from Bentley University. She has over 25 years of experience working in public, private and non-profit accounting. A dancer, choreographer and theater producer, Jill has been involved in the arts since the age of three and specializes professionally in non-profits and arts administration. She is a founding board member of A Common Thread Theatre Company and serves as Treasurer on other local, non-profit boards. Jill has followed and advised the formation of The Entertainment Foundation and is very excited to join the board and help the organization continue its mission.
Ken Goodman grew up a military brat, traveling the world courtesy of the US Air Force. At a young age, he was already singing and story-telling for the family. After graduating high school in the Republic of the Philippines, Ken returned to his roots in Arkansas where he attended Henderson State University on a vocal performance scholarship, graduating with a degree in communications. For 20 years Ken served in various church capacities but later transitioned to professional entertainment receiving many accolades. Today, Ken can be found on stages in Arkansas and around the country in one of several capacities: musical theatre, one-man shows, and master of ceremonies. Ken believes in The Entertainment Foundation because he has always loved and admired our senior adult population as well as the US Military. His father and sister are USAF (ret.) and his younger brother, a fighter pilot, currently commands the “fightin’est” Air Force Base in the nation. Ken is absolutely honored to entertain those who most deserve it!
Laura Davis – Account Executive and Branch Manager of ABI Insurance Corporation
Stephanie Goodman – JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Specialist at Hot Springs Jr Academy, Hot Springs Teacher of the Year twice, Arkansas Teacher of the Year Runner-up, National Board for Professional Teaching Strategies Certification candidate
Martha Maye - retired Assistant Director at World Academy, Current Board Member and Secretary to Advisory Board and Accreditation Consultant at World Academy, former Radio City Music Hall Rockette
Cheryl White – marketer and retired Activities Director