The Catskill Mountain Foundation was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit to bring arts performances to all members of our community. Our programming has been growing ever since. Learn about our vision and leadership below.

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Our Vision

At the core of our vision is the belief that art can transform the lives of those touched by it. To this end, we aim to combine high-quality performances, artist residencies, and arts education in a multi-faceted program that will deliver broad impact to our community.

For the future, we are focusing our energies on growing the programming we present, and on expanding the partnerships we develop with other arts organizations.

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Our Mission

The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a 501 (C)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to arts, culture and educational enhancements in the northern Catskill Mountain region. The Foundation's goals are to:

1) As a leading multi-arts center in the Catskill region, create programs in the performing arts, visual arts, studio arts, literary arts, and film. CMF currently operates its programs in the Villages of Hunter and Tannersville and in the Town of Windham in Greene County, NY;

2) Support the work of artists through exhibition and performance opportunities and residency programs;

3) Create cultural and educational opportunities for residents and visitors in the Catskill Region that support the goals of inclusion, diversity, equity and access;

4) Use these initiatives to build on the Mountaintop's current assets and to turn these three close communities into a major cultural and educational center in the region.

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The Catskill Mountain Foundation Capital Campaign

The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s current Capital Campaign goal is to raise $1.3 million to complete Our Vision for the Orpheum Performing Arts Center, equip its new performing arts studios, and expand the Foundation's capacity to serve its community through the arts and education.

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Many Voices

The Catskill Mountain Foundation recognizes strength and beauty in diversity and believes that equity and mutual respect are essential ingredients for success and prosperity. Our programs provide opportunities for a deep and rich connection to multicultural stories that celebrate inclusiveness, justice and joy.

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Management and Staff

Board of Directors

Peter Finn, Chairman
Sarah Finn, President
Alice Cunningham
Jeffrey B. Ferris
Myra Garcia
Taylor Gray
Lauren Kashman
Dr. Jeffrey A. Langford, Vice President
Phyllis Parrish
Dr. Joanne Polk, Vice President
Norman A. Ross, Treasurer
Sarah Slutzky
Scott Widmeyer

Jacques d’Amboise, In Memoriam
Gillian Rem, In Memoriam
Ethel Slutzky, In Memoriam

Pam Weisberg, Director of Performing Arts
Joan Oldknow, Education and Marketing Manager
Sarah Reny, Head of Audience Development
Casey Long, Assistant to the Director of Performing Arts
Delaney O’Hare, Technical Direction

Maude Adams Theater Hub
Amy Scheibe, Creative Director

Orpheum Dance Program
Victoria Rinaldi, Director

Box Office
Casey Long, Performing Arts
Kaitlyn Knapp, Movie Theater

Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Director
Bruce Dehnert, Director of Ceramics

Management and Administration
Candy McKee, Director of Finance & Administration
Hillary Morse, Assistant to Director of Finance and Administration
Ashley Olney, Office Assistant
Tyleane Benjamin, Office Assistant

The Mountain Cinema
Bill Mullare
Nicholas Jones
Kaitlyn Knapp
Hillary Morse, Party Booking

Catskill Mountain Printing Services
Hillary Morse

Graphic Design
Sarah Taft

Website Maintenance
Sarah Taft

Catskill Mountain Foundation Gift Shop
Chris Cade, Manager
Aaron Martin, Sales Associate

Natural Agriculture Farm
Dawa Sherpa, Manager
Kanchhi Sherpa

Facilities, Maintenance & Transportation
Abby Hanlon
Nicholas Jones
Terrence McBride
Diana Miller
Maria Potter

Catskill Mountain Region Guide Magazine
Sarah Taft, Editorial Director & Design
Barbara Cobb, Sales
Hillary Morse, Sales

Piano Performance Museum
Pam Weisberg, Director of Performing Arts
Steven Greenstein, Curator Emeritus

Helen Exum
Diana Tsingopoulos
Ann Evans
Sandra Lightbody
Marcia Curran
Shannon Sambrook

Volunteers are always welcome!
Email us at boxoffice@catskillmtn.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

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Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Programs made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Get Involved

Whether you are a local wanting to donate your time as an usher, or a patron wanting to increase your financial support, we have opportunities for everyone.