Starting this year, TPFF's Community Matters Awards & Benefit Gala will gather attendees from all over to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of dynamic community leaders within the arts and wellness field. 

Join us for a celebration through the power of storytelling as we honor the recipients of 2023 The Community Impact Award, The Bent Not Broken Award, and The Cultural Enrichment Award. 

Funds raised from our benefit gala will provide essential support for TPFF's community members, with specific emphasis on programs, scholarships, and building a Performing Arts & Wellness Center. 

We salute our wonderful committee!

Gala chair, Andres Nieto and Co-chair, Linda C. Lombardi. 




Dr. Rosa M. Gil, DSW


This award celebrates individuals, organizations, or projects that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting and enhancing the well-being of communities through groundbreaking, innovative, and creative approaches. 


This year, The Community Impact Award is presented to Dr. Rosa M. Gil - Founder, President, and CEO of Comunilife, Inc. for her life-long commitment to improving community health, education, and housing that has set a new standard for community-based organizations. Through her work, underserved and marginalized communities have become healthier and stronger.  


 For the past five years, TPFF has collaborated with community-based organizations, businesses, and individuals to improve our community's health and well-being.  Through offering free performing arts and wellness programs and workshops, scholarships, and partnering with others who share our mission and vision of inclusion and enrichment, we aim to make a positive impact on our community's physical and mental health.


As we look to the future, we envision an expanded partnership network that includes Comunilife to create opportunities, eliminate disparities and empower and support community residents to work toward a healthier, stronger and more resilient community.



Madaha Kinsey-Lamb, M.Ed.


This award acknowledges efforts that leverage the power of creativity and cultural expression to bring about positive social impact, promote inclusivity, and enrich the lives of community members. It celebrates individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to utilizing the arts as a vehicle for storytelling, community engagement, and empowerment.


This year, The Cultural Enrichment Award is presented to Madaha Kinsey-Lamb, Founder and Executive Director of Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center. Mind-Builders was founded in 1978 by Madaha Kinsey-Lamb. She is a testament to the transformative power of the arts and its potential to unite, uplift, and empower communities by celebrating and cherishing their unique cultural identities.


A vision of bringing quality arts education to the community, and to create a learning environment, where young people could explore, expand and develop their sense of self through dance, music, theater and more.


Since it's inception, TPFF has found a true partner in Mind-Builders.  We offered our first Dance is Healing workshop there and offer annual scholarships to students at this facility.  At Mind-Builders, we found like-minded, caring and compassionate community advocates. We have been strengthened through their support, and learned from their experience.










Dr. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH


This award celebrates individuals, organizations, or initiatives that have made significant contributions to clinical research in their industry through innovative approaches, advancements, and groundbreaking achievements.  It honors the commitment, and resilience of those who work tirelessly to improve health and the lives of those facing physical and mental health challenges.  


This year The Bent But Not Broken Award is presented to Dr. Michael G. Vitale,  a world-renowned specialist in the non-operative and operative treatment of complex pediatric scoliosis and spinal disorders, performing approximately 200 scoliosis procedures every year - half of which are in children less than 10 years of age. He also has a special interest in the conservative management of scoliosis and leads a best-in-class team of Schroth scoliosis therapists, Rigo-Cheneau style bracing experts, and cast technicians with extensive experience at Mehta casting.


TPFF is named after Paige Fraser-Hoffman, who was diagnosed with scoliosis which threatened her dream of becoming a professional dancer. With non-operative care, hard work and true grit, she realized her dream and is now on Broadway in The Lion King. Dr. Vitale's work to improve the lives of those with scoliosis is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in advancing, improving, and making a positive impact in the lives of individuals


$300,000 Goal


Total Raised

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Donate to TPFF now to join in our mission to improve lives of this and the next generation by offering a safe space for aspiring artists and individuals.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Established in 2017, TPFF offers programs for local communities, and beyond in the performing arts and wellness. We aim to build confidence and empower community residents to reach their personal and professional goals and, in the process, build practical life skills.   

Our programs, partnerships, and collaborations work to build and expand awareness of the performing arts and wellness as a means of personal enrichment and community engagement.  Now more than ever, our local communities need programs and outlets that will inspire and empower civic engagement and service.  Our programs, workshops and events are collaborative with our community-based partners and offered in the community and virtually.

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The Paige Fraser Foundation

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