BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1666 N Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 || P: (925) 939-2787 || F: (925) 937-2787 || E: friendsofcae@walnut-creek.org ||

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Maya Angelou

Nan Siegel, President​

Doug Rowe, Vice President

Yama Jamili, Treasurer
Linda VanderJagt, Secretary
Glynnis Cowdery, Director

Mary Leigh Miller, Director

Michael Weiner, Director

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MISSION


The Friends Foundation advocates and funds arts learning experiences for people of all ages in the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts. 

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IMPORTANCE OF ARTS


Arts learning has been tied to academic success and shown to be fundamental to healthy biological, emotional and educational development.

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

For eleven years, the Friends Foundation has been passionate about funding and supporting Community Arts classes and programs for all our residents. We focus on:


  • Community Arts Scholarships in art, music, dance, drama, photography, ceramics, and other art forms for students of all ages who need financial assistance.
  • ​Community Arts equipment and facility improvement.
  • Arts advocacy with Walnut Creek city administrators, grantors, and decision-makers.

VISION


We believe that arts learning is essential to human development and our community's quality of life. Through public and private partnerships, we are committed to creating an environment that promotes a diversity of culture, thought and artistic expression.