First Night Supporters

First Night State College is produced by Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.*  We are grateful for the support of CPFA’s Board President, Bob Hicks, as well as the other Board members:  Amy Caputo, Kristen Coombs, Renata Engel, Jonathan Friedman, Yvonne Gaudelius, Brad Keen, Cristin Long, Heidi Nicholas, Kathleen Raupach, and Steve Sampsell.

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

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more here. You can also support First Night State College by donating and volunteering.

Borough of State College
Centre Region
The Pennsylvania State University
Area Churches
Other Supporters
Borough of State College

Donald M. Hahn, Mayor
Thomas Fountaine, Manager

State College Borough Council

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

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

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
Fritz Smith, 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
Travis DeCastro

Woskob Family Gallery
Ann Tarantino

Area Churches

Faith United Church of Christ 
Rev. Jes Kast

Grace Lutheran Church
Rev. Scott E. Schul

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Jeffrey A. Packard

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

Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania
Marie Doll, Executive Director

Barash Publications
Bernard A. Oravec, Publisher
Mark Brackenbury, Editor
Town&Gown Magazine staff

Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State
Mark Morath, President, Hospitality Asset Management Co.
Shannon McGonigle, Sales Manager

Hyatt Place State College
Michael Balchin, Director of Sales

The State Theatre
Karen Gregg, 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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