Meet Our Team

Cynthia Wright | Executive Director

A longtime resident of the city of Riverside and a passionate advocate for the arts, Cynthia Wright has proudly served at the helm of the Fox Riverside Theater Foundation since 2012, bringing the organization from a fledgling foundation to its current conception through her wealth of non-profit and development experience. An integral part of the Foundation’s affiliation with the City of Riverside, she works with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the City of Riverside, the Fox operator (Live Nation), and a variety of community organizations to constantly expand the reach and impact of the Fox Foundation. She holds her Master of Public Administration degree from California Baptist University and her Bachelor of Arts in English degree from California State University Fullerton. She previously served as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at California Baptist University, during a period of unprecedented growth and development. She’s also the owner and operator of a non-profit consulting business called The Wright Image. You can read more about Cynthia at her LinkedIn profile here.

Julia Bennett | Associate Director

Julia Bennett joined The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation in 2017 as the Associate Director and supports the Fox Foundation with her rigorous communications and public policy background. A Riverside native and a long-time advocate for public policy and social impact programs, Julia focuses on capacity building and scale-up activities with the Foundation, and how those activities integrate with effective communications and community outreach. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University, and 15 years in the strategy and communications fields. She currently owns and operates J.B. Strategic Communications, a bi-coastal coaching and consulting firm, and serves as an instructor at the UCR Extension.  You can read more about Julia at her Linkedin profile here.