Board of Directors

The 2019-2020 Board of Directors of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
Front Row, L to R: Bob Hicks, Kathleen Raupach, Heidi Nicholas, Jonathan Friedman Back Row, L to R: Steve Sampsel, Cristin Long, Yvonne Gaudelius, Kristen Coombs Missing from photo: Amy Caputo, Renata Engel, Brad Keen

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of men and women from Penn State and the State College communities. The Board determines the organization’s mission, hires professional staff, raises funds, and monitors budgets. Board members serve as ambassadors for the Festival to the community.

The mission of the organization, as determined by the Board, is to celebrate the arts with presentations of diverse, high-quality visual and performing arts through the cooperative volunteer support of the community and The Pennsylvania State University. The essence of the organization is the enrichment and education of the audience, grounded in personal interaction between artist and audience.

Meet Our Current Board Members

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