Mom Prom FAQ

What is Mom Prom all about?

The Arc of Centre County’s Sixth Annual Mom Prom has been moved to Friday, April 23, 2021!

This is a ladies night out; an evening for women to show off their style and enjoy an evening in the company of their lady friends, family and community! Mom Prom has raised over $70,000 to benefit our agency and this year’s event promises to be another spectacular evening. At the heart of all the fun is an amazing opportunity to raise money for programming to support persons with a disability.

Serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 67 years, The Arc of Centre County is dedicated to embodying and protecting the human rights of the individuals we serve. It is The Arc’s mission to provide person-centered planning which enhances the lives of the people we serve while ensuring freedom of choice and maximizing inclusion. To the greatest extent possible, The Arc promotes independence, community integration, and integrated employment as the first option for those we serve.

The money raised from the 2021 Mom Prom will be utilized to enhance our programming and allow opportunities for our agency to expand our mission. We envision a future where our quality individualized services are able to support dreams for another 60+ years. By giving to Mom Prom, you allow us to give more to our community!


Tickets

We do ask for your patience during this time. Rest assured that ticket refunds will be issued for those who purchased 2020 Mom Prom tickets.

Questions may be emailed here. If you need to speak to someone, The Arc’s emergency number 814-810-0118.

How much are tickets?

280 tickets are available and will be sold until we fill the house! Individual tickets are available for $45 each but RESERVED tables are also a very popular option. A table consists of 12 tickets for the price of 11; this round table is reserved for you and your guests. *Typically, ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Do I get a discount if I buy more than one ticket?

Buy a table! A table consists of 12 tickets for the price of 11. Event Sponsors may also receive free or discounted tickets.

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes entry into the event, some additional activities, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, photo booth and dancing all night!

What forms of payment do you accept?

You may purchase tickets at our main office with a check or cash or with a credit card (using Paypal) on our website.

Why should I go?

The Arc’s Mom Prom is special ladies night which brings together the amazing ladies of Centre County! This is a night to let loose on the dance floor, enjoy some drinks and desserts, and ultimately, help raise money for programming to benefit persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Attendees must be 21 years or older.

Mom Proms are hosted across the country to benefit various charities but here in Centre County, Mom Prom benefits The Arc of Centre County – a nonprofit organization providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. Funds raised benefit various programs but all of the funds raised stay right here in Centre County!

Is this an annual event?

Yes! 2021 will be the 6th Mom Prom and we hope to continue this event for years to come. Each year the event has a unique theme but the fun never ceases; it is a night you will want to mark on your calendar every year!

Where and when is the event held?

Mom Prom 2020 will be held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center on April 23, 2021! Tickets are projected to be on sale March 1, 2021.


More about the event!

Does Mom Prom have a theme?

Yes, we have a theme! Our fabulous theme for 2021 is Flower Power: bring your “Boho Chic” “Flower Power” style and join the party! Please keep in mind that the theme (see our Pinterest inspirations here!) is established to add fun and flare to the event. You do not need to follow our theme to attend. Come as you are and enjoy a great night out with the ladies!

What should I wear? Do I have to dress up?

There is no specific dress code for our Mom Prom. Attendees are encouraged to celebrate the spirit of the event while wearing something that is comfortable for them! Ladies at these events have worn everything from an old prom, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dress to dressy slacks or a shimmery top. It’s a party and a celebration- we encourage you to have fun with your attire!

Will there be a photographer at The Arc’s Mom Prom? Should I bring my camera?

There will be a photo booth and fun props. There will also be a roaming photographer to capture candid shots at the event. Please consider posting your photos on the Facebook page, too!

What will there be to do at The Arc’s Mom Prom?

The event will have a DJ, dancing, hors d’oeuvres. dessert and drinks, photos, games, prize drawings, an auction and other fun, including the Prom Queen. Oh, and bustin’ a move with the best ladies! So. Much. Fun.

Will there be food and drinks?

Hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes and some non-alcoholic beverages are included with each admission ticket. A cash-bar is available.

What kinds of prizes and ticket auction items will there be?

We have an array of items! Prizes include things like gift cards, spa services, cleaning services, dance lessons, salon services, cooking classes, movie tickets, jewelry, dinners for two, yoga/fitness class and more!

Do I have to be a mom to attend?

No! Prom is a ladies event, not a moms only event.

Is The Arc’s Mom Prom for women only? Do I need to bring a date?

Yes, this is a ladies event but this is one prom that you don’t need a date to come to! The Arc’s Mom Prom is a celebration for women, so gather your girlfriends up and get ready for a good time.

Who is behind The Arc’s Mom Prom?

The Arc’s Fund Development Committee embraced the idea of Mom Prom and looks forward to an event which will allow us to enjoy the fabulous women in our community and include many of the ladies we serve—all while eating tasty treats and dancing the night away to benefit a good cause!

What is the “Mom Prom Queen”?

Each year we crown a Mom Prom Queen contest who will receive a sash, flowers, crown, other prize(s) and all the glory! Stay tuned for details about the 2021 Mom Prom Queen contest.

Where can I find out more about The Arc’s Mom Prom?

Email us here or call us at 814-238-3225 or stop in to see us during business hours at 1840 N. Atherton Street State College, PA 16803.


More about Tickets!

Do all Prom ticket sales go directly The Arc of Centre County?

Yes! We are excited that the money raised from the Mom Prom is used to benefit our agency and ultimately, programming for those in our community who have a disability.

Is the cost of my ticket tax deductible?

Unfortunately, tickets are not tax deductible. However, monetary donations made directly to The Arc of Centre County are tax deductible!

I bought a ticket online, where is it?

Tables Purchases: We will mail the tickets for each table to the address connected the purchaser’s PayPal account or deliver them to the purchaser, if that is more convenient. If you have concerns, please contact us. We wish to ensure that you have the tickets in advance of the event so that you may distribute them to your guests. Your guests will be asked to present their ticket at the door for entrance. Reserved tables will be round tables seating 12. Your tables will be clearly marked with the table purchaser’s name, so please ensure that all guests know to look for this.

Individual Tickets: The ticket(s) you purchased will be available for you to pick up at the door on the evening of the event. Although we do not anticipate any difficulties, we do recommend that you bring a verification of your PayPal purchase that evening.


Sponsorship & Donations

We LOVE our sponsors! Thank you to our previous sponsors.

How can I become a sponsor? Who do I contact?

Please contact us here about sponsoring this event.

I can’t attend the event, but I’d like to make a donation. How can I do this?

To donate directly to The Arc of Centre County please visit and scroll through our Donate Now Page!

I’ve got something I’d like to donate for use at the event. How do I go about this?

Please contact us at here regarding donating to this event.