Chandler Cultural Foundation Announces New Officers

DAVID WOODRUFF NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE CHANDLER CULTURAL FOUNDATIONChandler Cultural Foundation Announces New Officers for 2011/2012 Season

CHANDLER, Ariz. [June 24, 2011] – The Chandler Cultural Foundation, which facilitates programming and funds development for the Chandler Center for the Arts, announced new officers for the 2011/12 season.  They are:  chairman of the Board David Woodruff, vice-chair Rich Frazier, secretary Anne DeRose, and treasurer Steena Murray.

David Woodruff replaces Ernie Serrano, Jr. who served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011.   Woodruff has served on the Chandler Cultural Foundation Board of Directors since 2009 and was Vice Chairman from 2010 to 2011. He also serves on the Board’s fundraising committee.

A Chandler resident for more than 20 years, Woodruff is currently the Manager of Business Development for Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chandler/Gilbert YMCA.

Woodruff received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Nebraska in Business Administration and Finance and his MBA from the University of Arizona.

“I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Chandler Cultural Foundation,” said Woodruff. “Chandler Center for the Arts is an icon in our community and I am committed to continuing the success that our mission asks of us.  We have a strong and dedicated board and talented staff members, all working together to ensure our ongoing success.”

Chandler Center for the Arts General Manager Katrina Pappas commented, “David Woodruff is a great choice for our new Board Chair. He has the extraordinary insight and fortitude to lead the Board, as well as a true passion for the arts.”

The Chandler Cultural Foundation and its Board of Directors play a critical role in ensuring that the Chandler Center for the Arts achieves its mission making visual and live performance arts accessible to everyone in our community.

The full Chandler Cultural Foundation Board includes:  Tom Carr, Lydia Gonzales, Darlene Heavlin, Pat Krueger, Jade Meskill, Barbara Myerson, Lorah Neville, Ana Regalado, Ernie Serrano, Jr. and Linda Yarborough.


Located in the historic downtown on the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Blvd, the Chandler Center for the Arts is Arizona’s leading collaborative arts institution dedicated to reaching out to audiences of all ages with the highest quality of artistic work to continuously inspire audiences and artists to dream, to discover, to create and celebrate.

The Chandler Center for the Arts serves as a creative driving force, educational resource, and economic engine of entertainment vitality in Chandler by making visual and live performance arts accessible to the entire population.


About Chandler Center for the Arts

The Chandler Center for the Arts is jointly owned by the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District.  The Chandler Cultural Foundation was contracted in 1989 by the City of Chandler as a means to facilitate programming and fund development for the Chandler Center for the Arts.

As a nonprofit organization, the Center relies on a variety of funding sources to help underwrite internationally acclaimed artists, educate young audiences, create important community programs and maintain our remarkable facility. Ticket sales and other earned income do not completely cover the costs of the Center’s numerous programs and education offerings. Only support from individuals, corporations, foundations and our public partners can make these programs possible.

Membership contributions sustain a spectacular array of services and programs and make Chandler a better place to live and visit. To become a member or to purchase tickets with no per-ticket fee, visit the Web site at