About Us

Artful IMPACT!, NFP is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to offer creative arts experiences for all people in the Chicago Western Suburbs, and the cities of Aurora  and Chicago, dedicated to making people stronger through the arts. Artful IMPACT! was established in a collaboration between the directors and faculty of The School of Performing Arts in Naperville, Illinois and a small group of passionate community leaders who realize the power of the arts.

The School of Performing Arts provides over 25 years of experience, resources, creative direction, and experienced professional teaching artists to Artful IMPACT!, allowing the not for profit organization to further develop and provide exceptional programming that addresses a variety of needs in our communities. Artful IMPACT! allows individuals, organizations, businesses and community to experience the power of the arts!

Board of Directors

Barbara Yokom
President/Founding Director, The School of Performing Arts

Deborah Newman
Owner, Deborah Newman Marketing

William Thompson

Dawn Newman
Principal, Newman Architecture

Bonni Pear
Executive Vice President, Motion PR

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