Inspirational Board

The IFWA Inspirational Board knows how important individual financial well-being is to creative freedom and professional development. While each have their own experience of challenges and successes; they all are devoted to share their stories, empower others, and help raise financial awareness throughout the arts community.


Inspirational Board

Alex Ramon

Master Magician

Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his magic, which has been described as, “Mystifying” by The New York Times and “Mind-Bending” by the Los Angeles Times. For over 2 years Alex headlined...
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Bruce E. Whitacre

CEO Theatre Forward

Bruce has been Executive Director of Theatre Forward, which advances American Theatre and its communities through philanthropic and sponsorship programs, since 2002.

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David Bar Katz

Playwright, Screen Writer, Activist

David Bar Katz’s prolific writing career spans film, theater, television. Among his accomplishments is the multiple Tony Award nominated show Freakwhich he co-wrote and directed on Broadway. The show also earned Katz an Emmy...
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Holly Peppe

Poet, Author, Mentor

Holly Peppe is a Public Relations, Media, and Brand Management Strategist specializing in the promotion of individuals and groups committed to education, the arts, health issues, gender equality and human rights. As a Crisis...

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Krisha Marcano

Actress, Professor, Entrepreneur

Krisha Marcano brings to the UNCSA School of Drama a personal and individual approach to teaching dance to actors—offering tools, guidance and support. With an abundance of theatre credits and many years of professional dance...
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Kristin Chenoweth

Actress, Singer, Performer

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award...

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Malik Yoba

Actor, Singer, Entrepreneur

The three time NAACP Image Award Winner is probably best known for his roles as an actor in the 1993 Disney classic, Cool Runnings, and the hit Fox television series Empire and New York Undercover. Malik Yoba has proven himself to be...
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