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Donna Reed Foundation ABOUT US

​Donna Reed touched many lives with her integrity, courtesy, equity, and humanity. She held a great respect for education and a personal understanding of what it means to follow one's dream.

The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization chartered as a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.

The mission of the Donna Reed Foundation:


  • promotes continuous excellence in education, the performing arts, and community to students of all ages through her upstanding values

  • memorializes Donna's story, achievement, and leadership through the preservation of historical assets such as personal archives and a landmark opera house as a legacy to all who share the dream

  • inspires service and commitment within its communities, membership, and partnerships that sustains a momentum well into the twenty-first century.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Additional tax information is available with the IRS.


Donna Reed Foundation
Board of Directors

John Fujii, President

Tony Owen, Jr., VIce President

Mary Owen, Treasurer

Mary Beth Hershey, Secretary

Peter Gutgsell, Director

Shelley Fabares, President Emerita

Donna Reed Foundation

Jerry Peterman, Archives

John Fujii, Webmaster

Donna Reed Foundation
Brand Development

Economic Growth


Internship Program

Robin Blakely

Creative Center of America

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