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The Tivoli Foundation

The Tivoli Theatre Foundation was formed by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke in 2015 to ensure the sustainability of two city-owned historic sites, The Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, while promoting them as vibrant attractions that add to the quality of life in Chattanooga.

The formation of an independent nonprofit or foundation was recommended to Mayor Berke through the Chattanooga Forward/Entertainment & Attractions Task Force after the Task Force spent several months researching how to strengthen both the Tivoli and Memorial Auditorium. The Task Force met with arts organizations and various stakeholders for their ideas about the future of these venues. Comparative research of similar venues was also conducted, including the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Tivoli Theatre Foundation Board of Directors:

  • W. Keith Sanford 
  • Susan Rich 
  • Carmen Davis 
  • Henry Aldridge
  • Brent Goldberg 
  • Andy Muldoon
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Shalin Tejani
  • Byron Kelly
  • Carol Seal
  • Alice Davenport
  • Caroline Walker
  • Steve Zabel
  • Dr. Kelly Arnold
  • Jerry Mitchell
  • Dr. Justin Robertson
  • Kelly Ledford
  • Travis McDonough
  • Donna Elle Harrison
  • Tom Montague
  • Julia Bursch


  • W. Keith Sanford, Chair
  • Andy Muldoon, Vice Chair
  • Brent Goldberg
  • Susan Rich, Secretary
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Carol Seal, Treasurer
  • Julia Bursch


  • Bobby Stone
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The City of Chattanooga retains ownership of both buildings while the Tivoli Theatre Foundation is responsible for the fundraising, programming, and management of the facilities.

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