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, Renata Engel, as well as the other Board members:  Kim Ache, Joseph Beddall, Carolyn Donaldson, David Frego, Brad Keen, Cristin Long, Heidi Nicholas, Jeffrey Packard, and James Tierney.

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.

Ezra Nanes, Mayor
Thomas Fountaine, Manager

State College Borough Council
Jesse L. Barlow, Council President
Deanna M. Behring
Janet P. Engeman
Gopal Balachandran
Peter S. Marshall
Nalini Krishnankutty
Divine Lipscomb

Centre County Commissioners
Steve Dershem
Mark Higgins
Michael Pipe

Centre Region Parks & Recreation 
Pamela J. Salokangas, Director

State College Area School District 
Curtis Johnson, Interim Superintendent

Schlow Centre Region Library
Lisa Rives Collens, Library Director

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
Fritz Smith, Executive Director

The Pennsylvania State University
Barbara Ettaro, Office of University Relations

Penn State School of Theatre
Ronda Craig
Rick Lombardo

Woskob Family Gallery
Zsuzsanna Nagy

Faith United Church of Christ
Rev. Jes Kast

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

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

State College Presbyterian Church 
Rev. John Porter

University Baptist & Brethren Church
Tom Beers, Interim Pastor

Barash Media
Tiara Snare, General Manager
Town&Gown Magazine staff

Hyatt Place State College
Michael Balchin, Director of Sales

The State Theatre
Dan Culpepper, Rentals Manager

*First Night State College is supported in part by 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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