Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (PECPAF)
The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (PECPAF) sponsors and presents musical, educational and other artistic events. With this extraordinary center on the Camp Verde Unified School District campus, the PECPAF aspires to be a regional leader in promoting cultural and artistic awareness and appreciation.
To provide a culturally diverse array of programming to the Town of Camp Verde and the Verde Valley region in order to educate, enlighten, enrich and entertain students and people of all ages, while supporting the enhancement of Camp Verde Unified School District’s cultural/performing arts programs and the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts.
To become the recognized cultural Foundation in support of the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts to provide the surrounding region with cultural enrichment through performing and cultural arts, while being widely known for excellence in creative programming, education, collaboration, responsiveness and leadership development of the arts, and as a center for professional and emerging talent.
ABOUT PHILLIP ENGLAND
In 1983, Phillip England accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for Camp Verde Unified School District. He worked to improve school facilities, raise academic standards, and improve relations with the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the larger community. Phil successfully led efforts to build the Camp Verde Middle School and Camp Verde High School campuses. One of his proudest achievements was the completion of the Multi-Use Complex, specifically the Performing Arts Center. He believed the students and residents of Camp Verde deserved a performing arts center in which they could host school assemblies and enjoy music, theater, and other arts and culture events. Phil retired as Superintendent from Camp Verde in 1999 and the Center is named in his honor.