The AFA Fund Drive
The annual AFA Fund Drive is a major fundraising event to help support the member arts organizations in Lawton which include: The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Lawton Community Theater, The Wichita Wildlight Photographic Society, The Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild, Lawton Pro Musica, and the Lawton/Ft. Sill Art Council. Letters, telephone calls, and personal contacts are used by AFA volunteers to seek donations from individual citizens, businesses, and area arts supporters.
The Fund Drive kicks-off with a festive luncheon in February every year. It features good food, a noted guest speaker, and individual awards recognizing the special arts accomplishments of some members of the community.
Area businesses have been instrumental in supporting the AFA Festival through sponsorships. These help raise up to $30,000 a year for the AFA Festival, a community-wide arts event. The publicity given to sponsors helps local businesses reach between 30,000 and 40,000 people who attend this three-day outdoor festival in May of each year.
Please contact the Arts for All office (580) 248-5384 for information on how to become a sponsor or to make a donation