First Night State College Support

Support First Night State College

First Night State College, produced by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, has many components and activities, thereby yielding an array of sponsorship partnerships in all budget ranges.

In addition to corporate sponsorships, the event is funded by the sale of admission buttons, race entry fees, food vendor fees, grants, individual donations (both online and on site), and the First Night annual fund.

There are also countless ways for individuals and organizations to volunteer their time and talents, including checking admission buttons at a performance venue, selling First Night merchandise, conducting an art and craft or performance workshop, and helping clean up after the event.

Sponsors and Supporters

We’re grateful to all the individuals and organizations who support First Night each year. Our major sponsors for 2016 are featured below. You can see the complete list of sponsors here, and a list of our other supporters here.


The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. First Night State College receives grant support from the Centre County Commissioners and Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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