Well on the way to restoring and reopening Lompoc’s landmark theater, the Lompoc Theatre Project’s board of directors has announced that fundraising efforts in 2021 were the most successful to date, and that 2022 holds even more promise.
“The year just past has been our biggest year ever, with more than $125,000 in cash raised, mostly from local donors, plus the donation by Lorraine Cox of the lot adjacent to our property,” said Mark Herrier, LTP executive director.
During the summer, Cox, a Lompoc resident, donated her vacant lot on the corner of North H Street and Walnut Avenue in memory of her husband, former Superior Court judge and community activist Terrill F. Cox, who died in 2016.
Looking ahead, Herrier said he is “in negotiations with a Santa Barbara-based foundation with the goal of a major donation that would help us to hire a professional fundraiser.”
In addition, the Lompoc Rotary Club will make LTP the focus of its fundraising efforts for 2022. “The Rotary Club of Lompoc seeks to invest in the Lompoc community and its future,” said Alan Grant, Rotary president.