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RAISE THE ROOF

Fundraising Campaign

Raise the Roof!

The Historic Turnage Theatre roof structure is being replaced over the summer of 2020. Structural reports showed the entire structure must be replaced as trusses were in imminent failure. Leaks became prominent throughout the front of the building, the plaster walls damaged from rainfalls that could not be contained, the dance floor buckled from water damage and more. We are in the final stages of working with private and public partners to preserve this beautiful theater and economic engine in downtown Washington, NC. Please consider a donation to save the Historic Turnage Theatre’s beautiful spaces today! Click here to view a short video tour of the Vaudevlle Theatre we are saving on the second and third floors of the Historic Turnage Theatre. 

Leverage Challenge Gifts with Your Donation

You can save and make history with your donation! AOP has received challenge gifts of $85,000 if a credit line is not used to pay the funding gap of the final bill. You can help secure these gifts with your donation. All levels of donation are welcome. Contact Debra Torrence at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com or donate today online at the link below.


RAISE THE ROOF FUND
 

We Beat the Clock!

The roof structure and surface, beyond a patch to the top surface and the insertion of an interior brace was not addressed in the restoration of the theatre in the mid-2000s. The 100 plus year old roof structure began failing in place (from the inside out, trusses and all) over the past few years and now has been replaced. Grants from the the National Trust for Historic Preservation, City of Washington, USDA Community Facilities, the Cannon Foundation, Fox Theatre Institute, private donors and more got us almost there on funding needed to fund this   is $1.4 million preservation structural project. .We raised the roof and beat the clock. Help us raise the final funds  with your donation to pay the last invoice by October 31, 2020.

Every Single Penny Counts.

As of October 1 2020,  AOP has raised just over $1.2 million and must raise the final dollars pay for the full roof replacement that is required. With challenge gifts pledged we have just $109,000 left to go! You can help raise the roof!

​You Can Help!

All levels of donation are welcome. Your doantion will help to preserve this crown jewel of the region. Contact Debra Torrence at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com or donate today online at the link below.


RAISE THE ROOF FUND

 

Thank You!

  • USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grant
  • City of Washington
  • Cannon Foundation
  • Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation
  • Fox Theatre Institute
  • Individual Donors
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Every Penny Counts.

As of September 2020, AOP has raised just over $1.2 million and must raise the final dollars pay for the full roof replacement that is required. Just $150,000 left to go! You can help raise the roof!

​You Can Help!

All levels of donation are welcome. Your doantion will help to preserve this crown jewel of the region. Contact Debra Torrence at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com or donate today online at the link below.


RAISE THE ROOF FUND