More than $200,000 was donated to 17 local arts organizations, including $100,000 donation over the next ten years to the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, towards construction of a performing arts center.
The Lubbock Area Foundation spearheaded the effort. Part of that donation provided by the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment that provides funding each year to the arts. Lubbock Area Foundation president, Sheryl Cates, said the organization hopes to be able to continue making an difference in the community for years to come.
"The arts and culture has grown over the last 15 years. I think by also having the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts it's going to grow even larger. We are cultured out here, we are educated, we have a lot to offer," Cates said.
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