The Father Bill Moore Foundation for the Arts aims to enrich the lives of emerging visual artists in Southern California through mentorship, community, and grants.


Chairperson, Board of Directors

My art has made me a better priest, and my faith has made me a better artist. We live in hurried times and are inundated with countless images. We have the capacity to immediately access a staggering wealth of information. Through my art, I am asking myself and those that would explore it, to slow down, look, touch and consider the essential colors, shapes and textures that can feed our souls.

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Member, Board of Directors

Fr. Rich Danyluk is a Religious Order priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Presently he is a pastor of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in San Dimas with 5,000 families. A parish focus on acknowledging its own Brokenness, the needs of the poor outside the community, accepting each other as they are and welcoming all who come to their door.

He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He received his BA from St. Mary’s in Winona, Minnesota; Master in Applied Spirituality at University of San Francisco.  He was ordained a priest in 1975. During the forty years of ministry he has served as a teacher at St. Elizabeth in the inner city of Oakland, spent four years in the Philippines opening a seminary for students from Japan, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. He has served as Provincial Superior for his community, Pastor of St. Joseph’s in Alameda, CA.

It was in Wareham, MA, August of 1967 that Fr. Rich met Fr. Bill in the seminary. They have remained best friends for over 50 years.

Two words he would use to describe himself are Restless Becoming. He always sees more. He would like to be seen as one who reminds people of the Original Whisper of God that they are beloved sons and daughters accepted and loved as they are. He is grateful and happy to be where he is, doing what he has been called with the people he share life with


Corporate Secretary
Member, Board of Directors

Cynthia graduated from the California State University in San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  She worked in public accounting for several years concentrating in audit and tax of financial and municipal entities and earned her CPA Certificate. She then transitioned into management/controller positions with the County of San Bernardino and with an international manufacturer.

She took some time off to raise her three children, and then started Epperson & Associates nearly 26 years ago.  She has worked and chaired various volunteer positions with her church, National Charity League, the Girl Scouts of America and other philanthropies. In her spare-time she likes to keep physically active, spend quality time with her cats, and travels extensively, limited only by her full schedule.


Member, Board of Directors

Tom Irwin began his career in New York, working under the guidance of renowned Art Dealer Fenton Moore. After a decade serving as Gallery Director, Irwin moved to the West Coast and created Tom Irwin Fine Art.  Based in Beverly Hills, Tom Irwin Fine Art has been guiding clients through the process of art collection for over 17 years. Irwin represents a roster of select artists and has established strong relationships with West Coast galleries. Tom Irwin Fine Art believes in building long term partnerships that develop into well articulated collections.



Member, Board of Directors

Michael brings a wealth of professional experience and a history of community involvement and commitment to the foundation. He has built a successful thirty-year career working in the securities industry that includes holding senior management positions in administration, finance, and regulatory compliance.

As an active parishioner of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, Michael has served in leadership positions on several boards and committees in support of the parish and its school. He served as a mayoral-appointed member of the City of La Verne Planning Commission for eight years and was a two-time candidate for City Council. He co-founded a non-profit land conservancy that was instrumental in preserving over 200 acres of open-space in the La Verne foothills.

A third-generation graduate of the University of Southern California, Michael enjoys reading, camping, hiking, trail running, USC football, Red Sox baseball, Arsenal football, and time with family and friends.