LEPPA Reaches Fundraising Milestone with $47.6 Million in Gifts

(Lubbock-TX) The Lubbock Entertainment / Performing Arts Association announced today that that the first major milestone of $45 million in the capital fundraising campaign for a downtown Lubbock performing arts center has been surpassed.

This fundraising benchmark triggers several significant next steps in the project’s development. Movement is now underway for the land transfer of the former Department of Public Safety site in the heart of the downtown cultural arts district.

Additionally, reaching the $45 million mark allows for the design phase to begin. LEPAA is moving forward with their master developer, Garfield Public/Private, LLC, to design and construct the center.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have reached this important milestone. Our momentum continues to build and now we can begin design and create the look and feel of the building,” said LEPAA Board Chairman Tim Collins.

As a privately funded project, LEPAA’s performing arts center campaign has been the recipient of both corporate, foundation and individual gifts.

Suddenlink joins a long list of project donors with a gift of $10,000 presented in today’s announcement, bringing the total dollars raised in less than a year to $47.6 million.

“It is a great day when Suddenlink can support an initiative like this on the local level. The wonderful addition that the performing arts center will be to the cultural arts district just goes to show what we can accomplish when Lubbockites come together,” said Suddenlink Marketing Manager Alona Beesinger.

For more information or to learn how you can support LEPAA’s spirit of performance, visit www.lepaa.org.

About LEPAA: The Lubbock Entertainment / Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) is dedicated to enriching the spirit of those who live in Lubbock and the South Plains through the presentation of the highest quality local, national and international entertainment and artistic performances. Once the performing arts center is completed, LEPAA’s vision is to continue its commitment and stewardship. In addition to its oversight of the finest performing arts events, LEPPA envisions educational and community programs that will support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts, culture, music, history, and heritage of the South Plains.