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Foundation Awards $217,661 to Arts Groups

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Lubbock Area Foundation awarded more than $200,000 through 18 grants to area organizations whose missions are to utilize the visual and performing arts to educate, entertain or inspire local audiences. The Foundation announced their largest grant of $100,000 to the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, which is in the process of soliciting funds for a new performing arts center in Lubbock. The grant will be paid out over 10 years. Funding for all of the awards were allocations from the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment.

“The Lubbock Area Foundation supports the arts and cultural organizations that enrich our communities across the South Plains,” said Sheryl Cates, President of the Lubbock Area Foundation.

“It is important to shine a spotlight on the amazing talent and creativity in the arts that Lubbock and surrounding areas provide,” she said.

Checks totaling $217,661 were presented to:

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de Lubbock Ballet Lubbock Charles Adams Studio Project – CASP Each One Reach One Flatlands Dance Theater Hub Theater Group Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock Arts Alliance Lubbock Moonlight Musicals (2 awards) LEPAA Lubbock Symphony Orchestra National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration Texas Tech Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Plainview Community Concert Association Texas Tech University Foundation-Dept. of Landscape Architecture Wayland Baptist University Youth Orchestras of Lubbock – YOL

“Donors like the late Sybil Harrington make it possible for arts and cultural organizations here on the South Plains to have a long-term, stable source of funding. These donors’ who have created endowments continue to have an impact and enrich the lives of future generations even after they are gone,” Cates continued.

“Each year a grants committee meets to allocate these funds,” Cates said. “This committee thoroughly reviews each organization’s proposals and provides the additional due diligence of ensuring these dollars are being well spent,” Cates added.

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