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, Amy Caputo, as well as the other Board members:  Kristen Coombs, Renata Engel, Yvonne Gaudelius, Jonathan Friedman, Bob Hicks, Brad Keen, Cristin Long, Diana Malcom, Kathleen Raupach, Steve Sampsell, and Steve Watson.

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

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors 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. Bret S. Myers, Interim Pastor

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

Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania
Marie Doll, Executive Director

Barash Publications
Vilma Shu, General Manager
Mark Brackenbury, 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
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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