Special Thanks to Our Supporters

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

First Night State College is produced by Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Inc.* (CPFA). We are grateful for the support of CPFA’s Board President, Steve Watson, as well as the other Board members: Amy Caputo, Kristen Coombs, Renata Engel, Jean Galliano, Yvonne Gaudelius, Moses Davis, Jonathan Friedman, Bob Hicks, Diana Malcom, Kathleen Raupach, and Steve Sampsell.

Supporters help produce First Night State College in ways other than writing a check. They may open their church, help with a permit, allow a sign to be put in their shop window, or lots of other ways that demonstrate the way small towns work — in other words, neighbor helping neighbor.

Please consider a gift of support!
If you’re a business or organization, we’d love to have you as a sponsor!

Borough of State College

Elizabeth Goreham, Mayor
Thomas Fountaine, Manager

State College Borough Council

Thomas E. Daubert, Council President
Jesse L. Barlow
David J. Brown
Catherine G. Dauler
Janet P. Engeman
Theresa D. Lafer
Evan Myers

Centre Region

Centre County Commissioners
Steve Dershem
Mark Higgins
Michael Pipe

Centre Area Transportation Authority
Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

Centre Region Parks & Recreation 
Pamela J. Salokangas, Director

State College Area School District 
Robert J. O’Donnell, Superintendent

Schlow Centre Region Library
Cathi Alloway, Library Director

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau
Betsey Howell, Executive Director

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University
Barbara Ettaro, Office of University Relations

Pegula Ice Arena
Christopher Whittemore

Penn State School of Theatre
Dan Carter
Travis DeCastro

Area Churches

Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore
Star Campbell
Janice Kennedy

Faith United Church of Christ 
Rev. Ann Graves, Transitional Pastor

Grace Lutheran Church
Rev. P. Stevens Lynn

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Fr. Doug Dailey, Interim Rector

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Rev. Greg Milinovich

State College Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Dean Lindsey

University Baptist & Brethren Church
Rev. Bonnie Kline-Smeltzer

Other Supporters

Barash Publications
Rob Schmidt, publisher/general manager
David Pencek, Editor
Town & Gown Magazine staff

Days Inn Penn State
Mark Morath, President, Hospitality Asset Management Co.
Heather Counsil, Sales Manager

The Makery

Amy Frank

The State Theatre
Greg Ray, Executive Director


*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.

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