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Downtown Tempe Foundation

The Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable organization that produces the events and conducts all charitable programming.  The Foundation produces annual events such as The Tempe Festival of the Arts, The Fantasy of Lights parades, 6th Street Market, Beyond the Bricks and others.  In addition, the Foundation is responsible for The Tempe Mission Campaign. 

Board of Directors

Charles Goffnett – Chair           
Brand X, Alphagraphics   

Barbara Lloyd – Vice Chair
Arizona State University

Bill Epps – Treasurer
Retired Director TCAA

Kate Borders – Secretary
Downtown Tempe Foundation   

Robin Arredondo-Savage                  
City of Tempe Councilmember  

Linda Spears
Independent Consultant

Robin Trick



Downtown Tempe Foundation exists to curate diverse and impactful experiences that cultivate community engagement.


Downtown Tempe will be a vibrant hub of activity that offers a variety of opportunities throughout the year for all Tempe residents and visitors to enjoy.  

Events and activations will generate a sense of community and tradition while fostering new and unique experiences.

Downtown Tempe experiences will change perceptions and even change possibilities as new users see potential with our urban spaces.




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