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Linda and Blake Gall Endowment Challenge

Blake and Linda Gall with Luis Enrique Guiterrez, winner of the 2013 Arete Best in Show Award

Looking back on the thirty-plus years since she and her young family moved to State College from Manhattan, Linda Gall measures the passage of time alongside her Arts Festival experiences. Her girls were just toddlers when her neighbor Renee Marks invited her to first volunteer with the Festival.… Read the rest


Online Giving Through Centre Gives

CentreGives_with_project_of_CF_lockup_2c_HEXIf you are connected to Centre County in some way, it is hard to miss the lead up to the online giving event Centre Gives each spring. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find postcards, emails, news stories, signs, and social media posts to tempt you to give.  So what’s all the buzz about?… Read the rest


Meet Volunteer Anne Layng

Anne LayngHang around at the Arts Festival’s Silent Auction barn in front of Panera Bread long enough, and you’ll surely see volunteer Anne Layng. She’ll be the one with flowers in her hair, flashing a bright smile to all who pass by and stop to browse and bid.

“It’s such a neat surprise when you see people you haven’t seen all year long,” says Anne, who has volunteered with the Silent Auction for the past six or seven years.… Read the rest


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