Our Mission

Building better community through the arts, culture, and education.

Our Team

Celebration Foundation was founded in 1996. We promote community engagement and are committed to the arts, culture, and education. Though Celebration Foundation has a small staff, a dedicated Board of Trustees and committed volunteers make it possible for Celebration Foundation to engage in the programs and initiatives we promote.

Celebration Foundation is made up of a results-oriented group of Celebration and Osceola County neighbors that identifies the needs in the community and takes action to address them. Through a variety of volunteer, civic, and community betterment programs, Celebration Foundation promotes a sense of belonging and nurtures a strong spirit of service.

We welcome all contributions, whether they be financial or by volunteering your time.

Celebration Foundation is a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status. To maintain our status, we have philanthropic obligations within Celebration and greater Osceola County. The Board of Trustees and staff of Celebration Foundation take its fiscal responsibility seriously and are good stewards of donated funds. Celebration Foundation also maintains a CFFoundation Reviewed status with the Central Florida Foundation.

Feel free to contact our staff for any assistance.


Mr. Mike Jackson, President
Mr. David Berelsman, Vice President
Dr. Hazel Johnson, Secretary
Ms. Kathleen Carlson
Ms. Valerie Collins
Dr. Genell Ferrell
Mr. Paul Kinser
Mr. James Malatino
Ms. Mary Orr
Ms. Dolores Salvo
Ms. Cassandra Starks
Ms. Holly Terry


Mr. Dave Arena
Mr. Bill Carrier
Ms. Debbie Fahmie
Ms. Val Halsey
Ms. Christy Miller
Mr. Rick Nelson
Mr. Thomas Phelps
Ms. Amita Shah
Ms. Dawn Thomas
Ms. Ingrid Tischler
Mr. Brad Wagoner

Celebration Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and has complied with registration requirements of chapter 496, F.S. Solicitation of Contributions Act. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 or on their website www.800helpfla.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Certification # CH-7341.