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Mimi Barash Coppersmith


Mimi Barash Coppersmith of State College is chairperson and founder, along with her late husband, Sy, of the State College-based advertising and publishing firm, Barash Media. Barash Media includes four divisions and has offices in three cities.

Ms. Coppersmith has served our community in many capacities, including stints as President of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Campaign Coordinator for Centre Lifelink's capital campaign, Palmer Museum of Art Advisory board member, and Chair of the capital campaigns for the Women's Resource Center and Hemlock Girl Scout Council.

She has been named a Distinguished Alumna by Penn State, which is the highest honor bestowed upon Penn State graduates by the university. She served seven terms as a Penn State Trustee, including two years as the first woman board chair. She continues to be active with many University programs, including serving on the board of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and has been honored as a Renaissance Person of the Year by the University. She served on the Steering Committee for our Commitment to Distinction capital campaign.