Everyone Deserves Health and Access
to Fitness and Fine-Arts Resources

About The Taylor Foundation for the Arts

As a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA- the Taylor Foundation for the Arts sits at the heart of the state’s philanthropic community. Organizations like the Georgia Center for Nonprofits , and its far-reaching connections to local foundations and charities, allow for extensive reach and collaboration between TFA and other such entities.

Participatory arts and health education are central to the Taylor Foundations’ achievement of improving overall community wellness. Dr. Wallace T.F Taylor’s intentions to utilize participatory arts as a tool through which wellness can be enhanced has led to the Taylor Foundation for the Arts’ development of three key areas of practice: dance, fine arts, and martial arts. Each form or arts practice has been developed around a curriculum which allows for the building of trust amongst practitioners, improved communication, and involvement of entire family units. In so doing, not only are the lives of our target demographic (underprivileged young people) positively impacted, but also those of the social groups with which they most often interact.

The Taylor Foundation for the Arts focuses its efforts on groups of vulnerable, underprivileged and differently-abled children by providing fine arts, dance and martial arts scholarships, health education and counseling services. Through a combination of education, physical interaction and emotional support- the Foundation strives to improve both the present and future states of wellness of all prospective students. 

Our Partners

We work in conjunction with some amazing institutions and organizations throughout the county. Our partners include:

City of Clarkston | Georgia State University | DeKalb County Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs | The University of West Georgia™ | The YMCA™

Tucker Taekwondo Center | Taylor Academy of Fine Arts

Scholarships & Financial Support

A pillar of this foundation is to fund scholarships to provide underprivileged students the opportunity to benefit from the practice of art forms. We believe that everyone deserves access to fitness and educational resources and The Taylor Foundation for the Arts helps make these opportunities accessible to everyone.

Board Memembers

Dr. Wallace Taylor— Chairman Founder/CEO

Dr.  Wallace Taylor, the founder and proprietor of The Taylor Foundation for the Arts, has harnessed the best practices of exercise science, dance, and martial arts over a career spanning almost 20 years. With fluid expertise in kinesiology and two master dan degrees in traditional taekwondo, Dr. Taylor has vastly impacted a community of more than 2,000 students. Through fervent efforts in the fields of physical and nutritional education, Dr. Taylor has both advanced the practice of these art forms and kindled interest in the practice of exercise nutrition as it affects sports and performance.

Dr. Taylor has a bachelor of science degree with concentrations in exercise science and taekwondo from Georgia State University™, an Executive Master of Business administration from the Sorrel College of Business at Troy State University™, a Master of Internet Technology from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia™.  Wallace Taylor recieved a Doctorate of Business from Georgia State's Robinson College of Business. 

Ruby Elizabeth Taylor., MS, MBA, CDE, FNP—Health Consultant

Ruby Taylor is a native of British Guyana and serves as a diabetes/health educator. She is a registered nurse with a notable career at Mercy Clinic™ in Atlanta. She offers monthly seminars as well as individual health consultations. Mrs. Taylor has a Master's of Science in nursing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University. She is a retired certified family nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator.

Aye Kodsup—Managing Director

"Miss Aye" has managemed fine arts programs since 2011. She enjoys Latin dancing (salsa, Bachata, and Merengue) and also performs traditional Thai dances. Miss Aye is also a trained belly dance enthusiast. She is a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and shares her love of the sport and teaches recreationally. Miss Aye graduated with a Master's of Science degree from Kasetsart University™ in Thailand. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at Emory University.

Miss Ana Perez - Operations 

Ana Perez has served as mangement for martial arts schools since 2009.  In the 2010 Open Taekwondo Tournament, Master Perez earned gold and silver medals in forms and sparring respectively. She is an experienced tournament judge in all categories of traditional taekwondo competition. This gives her a level of expertise that is rare among instructors. Her excellence in classroom management and personal pursuit of perfection in technique has inspired her students to be their absolute best.

Master Perez's students have earned over 200 gold medals in her tenure as a martial arts instructor of school manager. She holds two master degrees in Taekwondo (Sumkwan School) and USAT. 

Master Perez is certified in CPR and first aid by The American Heart Association™. She is also a USA Taekwondo Certified Referee.

Master Perez is a native of Mexico. Her language proficiencies include English, Spanish, and French. Ana Perez is a Suma Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State's Honors College™ in Business (Economics) at Mack Robinson College of Business™.