LEPAA Raises Over $47 Million Dollars for Performing Arts Center

The Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association announced on Wednesday a major milestone. In less than a year of fundraising, LEPAA has raised over $47 million dollars. According to a press release from the organization, reaching the mark will now allow the City of Lubbock to transfer land and allow for the design phase to begin.

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LEPPA Reaches Fundraising Milestone with $47.6 Million in Gifts

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Contact: Rob Allison, Development Consultant, 806 / 747 / 3200

(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.

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Stage Set for Lubbock Performing Arts Center

The stage is being set for a performing arts center in Lubbock. Members of the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) have had one mission the past several months: collect a lot of money. They have been good at it, now eclipsing the first milestone in their fundraising goal. More than $45 million dollars has been raised in less than a year. That is enough to make the Performing Arts Center a go.

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LEPAA to Receive $100,000 for Performing Arts Center

The one-year mark of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association’s announcement of plans to build a performing arts center in Lubbock is approaching, and the group’s chairman said he feels the whole community is behind the idea.

LEPAA will receive a $100,000 donation from the Lubbock Area Foundation today, March 13, in the foyer of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts — the latest of many gifts the organization has received for the project.

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LEPAA Continues Local Work As U.S. Study Shows Arts, Culture Add Billions to America’s GDP

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CONTACT: Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, (806) 747-3200

(LUBBOCK – Jan. 22, 2014) – A study last month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts showed more than $500 billion – or 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services – outpaced the nation’s travel and tourism industry. Travel and tourism topped out at 2.8 percent of the nation’s GDP.

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Fundraising for Performing Arts Center Continues as DPS Moves Out

After less than a year of fundraising, the local organization aiming to build a new performing arts center in downtown Lubbock is only about $11 million shy of the amount needed to move forward on the project.

“We will be continuing to work towards our $45 million goal. We have yet to reach that, but we are close,” said Tim Collins, president of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association. “In the meantime, I think the reality is that (the Department of Public Safety) is actually opening their driver’s license office at the new location.”

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