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.
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.
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.
Martha Maye, a retired Kindergarten teacher and school administrator, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Maine. She danced professionally as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. With experience as an Advisory Board member at a local, independent private school, Martha willingly accepts the position of Secretary of The Entertainment Foundation’s Board of Directors to support the organization’s important work. Previously she served on The Entertainment Foundation's Advisory Committee.
Ken Goodman grew up a military brat, traveling the world courtesy of the US Air Force. 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 the senior adult population and 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.
John Jordan is a 24 year resident of Hot Springs AR. Before moving here he was a Music Minister/Musician/Band Director in such places as Memphis TN, Portland OR, Battleground WA and Vancouver BC, Canada. He began working at his first church assignment in 1981 and, regardless of his other professions, has held a position with the church ever since. He is currently the music director at St. John's Catholic Church and is a local favorite at several music venues in town. His father being a 1940's 50s' and 60's crooner aficionado, his mother a classical music fan and his step father a country western lover, John credits many artists for his broad range of musical genre. He is as comfortable with Elvis as with Elton John. He loves the piano work of Billy Joel but also the guitar styling of James Taylor. His first passion, however, is singing. Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole. Marty Robbins, etc. Real singers. John intends to continue on the musical journey until the good Lord decides it is time to rest.
The Entertainment Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
TEF is a member of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Hot Springs Village Area Chamber of Commerce,
and Arkansas Health Care Association/Arkansas Assisted-Living Association.
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