For years, Lonnie & Pam Laffen of Grand Forks, North Dakota took a summer family trip to Medora.
The Laffen family recognized the promise of Harold Schafer’s dream of family-friendly entertainment in the Badlands—and felt it in their own lives. That’s what inspired them to start an endowment that will help provide a stable, ongoing source of money for the Medora Musical.
In December of 2020, just months after establishing the endowment, Lonnie unexpectedly passed away—but the power of his generosity will be felt for generations. Per the Laffens’ wishes, funeral and sympathy gifts were directed to this new endowment. Lonnie and Pam’s legacy will be remembered in Medora and felt at the Medora Musical forever.
Created and initially funded by
Pam & Lonnie (dec.) Laffen