• Celebrating

    The Arts

    In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities… the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country. –Paul G. Allen, Co-founder, Microsoft

  • Creativity



    The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. — Alan Alda

  • Celebrating

    Arts for Life

    I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning. –Plato

  • Celebrating

    Healing Arts

    Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves. –Gabrielle Roth

  • Celebrating


    Literature, painting, music-the most basic lesson that all art teaches us is to stop, look, and listen to life on this planet, including our own lives, as a vastly richer, deeper, more mysterious business than most of the time is ever occurs to us to suspect as we bumble along from day to day on automatic pilot. –Frederick Buechner

What’s New

March 2, 2019  


Speakeasy Fundraiser



Our event, held at Currents Restaurant in Tarpon Springs, was a “roaring success.” Most people dressed in period costumes, and the food and drink was excellent. With two fabulous piano players and one singer, the music never stopped! The event raised a considerable amount of money, destined for supporting the Arts in Tarpon Springs. Great credit to Brian Orlick, who managed the event, as well as valuable assistance from Sandra Holubar.

June 27, 2018  


PAC Lobby Renovation Dedication

PACMayor Chris Alahouzos and former KMFF President Sandra Holubar cut the ribbon for the newly renovated lobby of the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Photo by Sue Thomas.

The Kathleen Monahan Foundation Fund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial support and enhancements for the Tarpon Arts program and the City of Tarpon Springs, celebrated the newly renovated lobby for the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center (PAC) located in Tarpon Springs City Hall. Members of the Monahan Foundation Fund board joined Mayor Chris Alahouzos, City Manager Mark LeCouris, members of the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners, and Diane Wood and Kelley Riedy from Tarpon Arts in officially opening the new lobby.

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February 6, 2018 


Foundation Founder Has Passed Away

Brent Wadsworth photo
We are saddened by the death of Brent Wadsworth who, with wife Jean, founded the Kathleen Monahan Foundation (now the Kathleen Monahan Foundation Fund). Brent’s life was punctuated by his giving nature. He believed in self improvement as the way of making the world a better place. He supported many organizations and charities throughout the country who share his vision. Brent and Jean have been very generous to the arts in all forms, and we are honored to have known such a man and will continue Brent’s vision in our support of the arts.
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