About Us


The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis was purchased in June, 1981 by Fox Associates, LLC, a private partnership. Robert J. Baudendistel, Harvey A. Harris, and the late Leon Strauss had a dream to restore the Fox Theatre to its original grandeur. Under their aegis, and with Mary Strauss directing the restoration, they made that dream a reality. Since then, the ownership has continued, through several additional restorations, to secure the Fox Theatre as one of the premier venues in the country.



With the success of the Fox Theatre and Fox Theatricals, the producing arm of Fox Associates, LLC, the ownership took the next step in realizing the second part of their dream -- the creation of Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation in 2002.



Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of fostering, promoting, and encouraging young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances. The Foundation provides unique opportunities and develops educational performing arts programs focused on young artists.



Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

Board of Directors


Ms. Mary Strauss, President

Ms. Marlene Birkman, PhD., Vice President

Ms. Jenny Gupta, Secretary / Treasurer

Mr. Alonzo Lee

Ms. Laurie Lock

Ms. Stephanie Riven

Mr. Michael Jennings 

Mr. James Weidman 


Executive Director


Amy Scheers


Program Manager


Shannon Lischwe 

Website Photo Credits:

Kevin Lowder, Sofi Seck, Dave Moore, Joan Marcus, Brent Holzapfel, John Lamb, Jessica Hentoff, Cathy Lander-Goldberg, Lori Otta, Bill Sawalich, Elizabeth Hellman, Matt O'harver, Peter Wochniak


Website Video Link Credits:

Bob Miano, Miano TV, NINE Network of Public Media


Job Opportunities


There are currently no positions available with the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation.


462 North Taylor, Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63108
PH: (314) 367-1573 FAX: (314) 367-1379