About Us



The mission of Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is to raise and contribute funds for the Trinity River, surrounding parks and community programs. 

Trinity Collaborative serves its mission through the production of events that appeal to our diverse community. Each event captures a unique audience with the goal of connecting people to our parks, the river and each other. 

Beyond our mission, Trinity Collaborative strives to support and further the work of our community partners. 


Trinity Collaborative, Inc., formally known as Mayfest, Inc., was incorporated in September 1987 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Since that time, Trinity Collaborative has contributed more than $7.5 million to the Fort Worth community. 


Elizabeth Basham, Executive Director
Emily Allison, Associate Director
Valerie Jay, Finance & Project Manager
Sarah Shaw, Operations Manager


Teri McGuill, President
Rachel Phillips, Vice President
Larry Kadaras, Treasurer
Natalie Martin, Secretary


Katie Briggs

Janet Bubert

Becky Escott

Jared Fuller

JD Granger

Tyler Grant

Randle Harwood

Kat Hopkins

Larry Kardaras

Tiesa Leggett

Elizabeth Knuckley

Walker Turney

Jennifer Massey

Natalie Martin

Nestor Martinez

Teri McGuill

Stacey Pierce

Rachel Phillips

Eric Schrader

Richard Zavala


Larry Anfin
Debbie Boudreaux
Tyler Grant

Harriet Harral
Joy Ann Havran
Jim Oliver

Bob Riley
Kathy Saunders
Matt Tucker


What started as celebration on the banks of the Trinity River has turned into a Fort Worth commodity that benefits the community year-round. In 1973, the first Mayfest festival was a celebration of the hard work and dedication that went into revitalizing and transforming the Trinity River and surrounding parks into beautiful community assets. The event was coordinated by committee members from the Junior League of Fort Worth, Streams and Valleys, the City of Fort Worth and the Tarrant Regional Water District. The success of the inaugural event has been repeated every year since.

Mayfest, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987. The mission of Mayfest, Inc. was established to raise and contribute funds for the Trinity River, surrounding parks and community programs. The mission was accomplished solely through the production of the Mayfest festival.

In 2019, Mayfest, Inc. completed a strategic plan with a goal to develop a thoughtful and deliberate strategy to generate new avenues of support for our organization, community impact and partner agencies. To that end, the new name Trinity Collaborative, Inc. was adopted. This rebranding strategy reflected the expansive operations of the organization to produce other events and programs in addition to the annual Mayfest festival.

Trinity Collaborative will connect people to our parks, the river and each other through events and programs that reflect the established key pillars: Partnerships, Education, Community and Special Events.

Trinity Collaborative strives to support and further the work of our founding organizations in the community. We foster awareness of and engagement in our parks and river through education, volunteer alliances and special programming. Trinity Collaborative cultivates a sense of ownership and belonging to our parks and river through efforts that bring people together in a unique and inclusive way.