The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation began in 1988 and has since inducted 140 circus artists from around the world. The Ring of Fame graces a central park located at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida. Each year honorees are nominated by the public and voted on by former inductees, historians, scholars and knowledgeable members of the global circus community. There is a ceremony where inductees are honored with a bronze wagon wheel which visitors and locals alike stroll past to read decades of circus history.
Bill Powell, the Chair and CEO of The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation We spoke with Bill Powell, the Chair and CEO of The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation about the foundation’s mission and their growth in the past two years. After serving as a member for five years, Bill Powell was elected Chairman of the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation Board of Trustees. During his tenure, the “Ring” expanded the board of trustees, passed new bylaws, organized a committee structure, created the first-ever Circus Advisory Council, added production v...
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