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LPAC's Murder Mystery Auction Raises $60,000 for Arts for Youth

Post Date:07/01/2024 7:00 AM

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Lancaster, CA. July 1, 2024 – On June 1, 2024, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation (LPACF) successfully hosted its annual fundraiser, the "Allure of the Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction," raising more than $60,000 for the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s (LPAC) Arts for Youth (AFY) program. The event held at LPAC drew a diverse crowd, including community leaders, business owners, loyal LPAC supporters, and new advocates of the arts.

As guests enjoyed their meals, they eagerly participated in solving the unfolding murder mystery, exchanging theories and speculations. The fundraiser also featured an auction that showcased a diverse range of offerings, from sports and entertainment packages to spa treatments, advertising, and estate planning services, captivating the attendees with its assortment of valuable items generously donated for the cause.

This exceptional evening was made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including US Bank as the Premier Sponsor, California Compaction as the Platinum Sponsor, and a range of Gold and Silver sponsors, all of whom contributed to the success of the event.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the LPAC Foundation's essential initiatives. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the LPAC Foundation is dedicated to providing arts opportunities for youth, including ticket support and bus funding assistance for thousands of students across the Antelope Valley.

The LPAC Foundation is led by a dedicated Board of Directors, including R. Steven Derryberry as President, Ric Garrison, M.D. as Vice President, Timothy Doerfler as Treasurer, Jennifer Duke as Secretary, as well as directors Gretchen Anton, Mark V. Bozigian, Debby Clinkenbeard, Harvey Holloway, Josh Mann, Bill Silva, and Becky Smith. For further information about the LPAC Foundation, please visit or contact the LPAC Foundation office at

About the Lancaster Performing Arts Center

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is a state-of-the-art performing arts venue located in the heart of Lancaster, committed to enriching the community through exceptional live performances and cultural experiences. With a diverse array of events, LPAC continues to be a focal point for arts and entertainment in the Antelope Valley region.

About the City of Lancaster, CA

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