About NTC Foundation

From Naval Training Center to ARTS DISTRICT

More than a decade ago, we embarked on an unprecedented opportunity for San Diego to create ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, a significant new flagship destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center San Diego in Point Loma. This new mission to create a significant legacy for the community is being realized. Just as the 1915 Panama–California Exposition helped establish the jewel of Balboa Park, a burgeoning hub for life and culture continues to grow into a premiere gathering place for visitors and locals alike.

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NTC Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to enrich the lives of San Diegans by renovating this signature community asset and creating, facilitating, and operating ARTS DISTRICT as a 80-acre creative district. Visitors experience the arts, culture, creativity, and cuisine that are the hallmarks of the San Diego region and enjoy innovative experiences in a historic setting at Liberty Station that inspire lives for generations to come.

Thanks to community and donor support, NTC Foundation is working to advance ARTS DISTRICT to be (1) a center for arts, culture, and creativity that offers innovative experiences to both residents and visitors, (2) a creative hub for San Diego’s nonprofits and artists, (3) a dynamic destination for children and families, and (4) a historical showcase that honors the city’s Navy heritage.

 

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ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

The Flagship Project of NTC Foundation

San Diego’s newest cultural mecca—a destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center San Diego in Point Loma’s Liberty Station. With 16 of 26 historic buildings completed, ARTS DISTRICT is home to over 120 tenants, including artists, galleries, creative businesses, museums, and nonprofits serving San Diego. Over 800,000 people visit ARTS DISTRICT annually, adding economic impact and jobs to what was once a shuttered Navy base.

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NTC
Foundation
Board of
Directors

  • Lori Fleet-Martin

    Chair

    Community Leader

  • Kurt Chilcott

    Treasurer

    CDC Small Business Finance

  • Burt Espe

    The Ohana Bayan Project

  • Kaye Hobson

    Community Volunteer

  • Kathleen A. Krentler

    Professor, San Diego State University

  • Lindy Mamer

    Community Leader

  • Judy McDonald

    Community Leader

  • Jason Paguio

    Community Leader

  • Victoria Reed

    Community Leader

  • Ken Stipanov

    Vice Chair

    Real Estate Professional

  • Rich Gustafson

    Secretary

    CityMark Development

  • Victoria Hamilton

    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

  • Lisa Johnson

    President & CEO
  • Ivar Leetma

    Real Estate Developer

  • Salomon Maya

    Televisa

  • Judith Nora

    Pell Investments LLC

  • Sandy Perlatti

    Community Volunteer

  • Lynnette Tessitore

    Cultural Arts Manager

NTC
Staff

  • Lisa Johnson

    President & CEO

    ljohnson@ntcfoundation.org

  • Alan Ziter

    Executive Director

    aziter@ntcfoundation.org

  • Andrew Waltz

    Marketing & Program Manager

    awaltz@ntcfoundation.org

  • Kim Delgado

    Office Administrator

    kdelgado@ntcfoundation.org

  • Chris Kiefer

    CFO

    ckiefer@ntcfoundation.org

  • Kate Rubalcava

    Operations Manager

    krubalcava@ntcfoundation.org

  • Hannah Abendschein

    Manager of Programs & Operations

    habendschein@ntcfoundation.org