The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association, Inc.

Formed in 1991, Foundation ATCA is a public, not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable corporation — organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code — that provides financial and other tangible support for scholarships, critics’ institutes, ATCA awards, educational talks and seminars and other eligible programs.


All dues-paying members of ATCA are also members of the separate and distinct Foundation. The Foundation has its own officers and board of directors, overlapping with ATCA’s, who work closely with ATCA to assist critics in their professional development and support the theater community in general.


The Foundation has a set goal, not yet achieved, of raising sufficient funds to support its grants and programs from its annual investment income. 


For information on how to participate in or ortherwise assist the Foundation, contact Jay Handelman, President, Foundation ATCA, 941-361-4931 or


Donations to Foundation ATCA may be sent to:

    Tim Dodson, Administrator
    1701 NE 115th Street - 8A
    Miami, FL 33181



Click to Donate to Foundation ATCA

2018-19 Board of Directors

The Foundation board consists of the elected members of the ATCA executive committee plus Class B directors who are elected for one-year terms renewable without limit. The term year varies, running from one to another of ATCA’s annual conferences, when the Foundation annual meetings also take place. 

  • Jay Handelman, president
  • Kerry Reid, vice president and treasurer*
  • Martha Steketee, secretary
  • Jonathan Abarbanel
  • Barbara Bannon*
  • Scott Bennett
  • Charles Giuliano*
  • Lou Harry*
  • Bill Hirschman*
  • Chris Jones*
  • Chris Rawson
  • Frank Rizzo*
  • Lynn Rosen
  • Wendy Rosenfield*
  • Simon Saltzman*

* member, ATCA Executive Committee