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Nine students receive Phoenix Award

This year the Lubbock Area Foundation announced nine recipients for the Phoenix Awards as part of the Optimist Club of Lubbock’s Endowment through LAF. Each student will receive a $500 scholarship towards their education. The Optimist Club describes the Phoenix Award as follows: Recognize there is something strong in you. You are pressing on to success and prosperity in your life. You are encouraged to look at the sunny side of everything and think only of the best, work only for the best and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past. And look forward to greater achievements of the future. Continue to give time to the improvement of yourself. To be too large for worry, too noble

Sandy and Alan Henry – 2015 Heroes of the Year

On May 13, 2015, the Lubbock Area Foundation announced Sandy and Alan Henry as the 2015 Hero’s of the Year. LAF will honor this deserving couple at a luncheon on October 29, 2015 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Find out more information about being a sponsor of the luncheon on our Hero’s page. Sandy and Alan Henry have spent a lifetime of giving service to the Lubbock community. We are pleased that the University Medical Center (UMC) has joined us as a lead sponsor for this year’s Hero’s Luncheon. UMC will be celebrating Sandy and Alan Henry’s legacy with others in the community for their unique contribution to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Speaking at the press conf

Press Conference announcing Sandy and Alan Henry as the Recipients for the 2015 Hero of the Year Awa

The Lubbock Area Foundation will announce Sandy and Alan Henry as the 2015 Heroes of the Year. The announcement will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Science Spectrum (2579 S Loop 289) in the Reception Room across from the Exhibit Hall. Sandy and Alan Henry have spent a lifetime of giving service to the Lubbock community. The University Medical Center (UMC) is the lead sponsor for this Year’s Hero’s Luncheon. UMC will be celebrating Sandy and Alan Henry’s legacy with others in the community for their unique contribution to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Lubbock Area Foundation gives $1,100,000 annually in community grants for projects, scholarships and local

LAF Awards the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship

On Friday, May 1, 2015, the Lubbock Area Foundation presented the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship to Isidro Manuel Rodriguez Jr. of Estacado High School. Founded in 1951, the Lubbock Art Association was a community based visual arts organization that played an active role in promoting the fine arts and art education in the South Plains region until its dissolution in 2003. In furthering the Association’s efforts to strengthen the importance of the fine arts in this region for artists and art lovers, the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship Fund awards are made to talented young artists so they may continue their art education at the post-secondary level. Congratulations to Isidro who w

LAF Donates over $316,000 in community grants

On Friday, May 1, 2015 the Lubbock Area Foundation announced grants to 49 agencies across the South Plains. These grants are gifts made possible through the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, Ruth C. Wright Endowment for the Animals, Lubbock Area Foundation Community Funds and the Parkhill Smith & Cooper Building Community Funds. To see all the photos visit our Flickr page. Discretionary Grants Granted Organization Project Title 34,700.00 Baptist Child & Family Services Improvement/Emergency Funding Community Health Center of Lubbock Building a Healthier West Texas Capital Campaign Epilepsy Foundation Get FIT Texas High Point Village S.N.A. P. Lubbock United Neighborhood Association

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