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The PV Palooza Summer Music Festival is organized by PV Palooza Foundation, a volunteer organization founded in 2024 and registered as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt private foundation

The first two years of the festival, in 2022 and 2023, were organized by the Portola Valley Cultural Arts Committee (CAC), chaired by John Badger, the founder of the event. The PV Palooza Foundation thanks the members of the CAC and the Portola Valley Town Staff for their hard work during the first years in creating a successful roadmap for producing the event

PV Palooza Foundation is a not affiliated with the Town of Portola Valley. However, the town fully endorses the event, provides the facilities for the event venue and is a platinum sponsor. 

The PV Palooza Foundation volunteer team consists of:​

John Badger*
Founder & Executive Director
Ivy Margolis*
Corporate Secretary
Sherri Schmidt*
Ryan Breen
Marketing Lead
Dan Newitt
Event Production Lead
Wesley Barrow
Art Vendor & Kids Activities Coordinator
Steve Dunne
Side Stage Coordinator
Phil Barth
Site Planning & Logistics Coordinator
Jerrie Welch
Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Lauer
Food & Beverage Coordinator
Fallon Falore
Event Planning & Social Media Coordinator
Renata Dionello
Logistics Lead


*Foundation board


If you are interested in contributing to PV Palooza Foundation, please consider becoming a donor or sponsor:

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