Raise the Roof!

The Turnage Theatre roof structure must be replaced in 2019. A structural roof design report completed by Curtis McLawhorn Engineering has raised an alarm that the 1900s theatre roof structure is worsening rapidly and is in imminent failure.

The Time is Now.

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 roof structure (from the inside out, trusses and all) must be completed over the next year to avoid failure in place.

Every Penny Counts. 

AOP must raise between $450,000 – $500,000 which will require many supporters locally and across the nation,

Grants Kick Off Roof Campaign.

The Fox Theatre Institute has kicked off our Raise the Roof Campaign with a $50,000 grant.

And the Eddie Smith Family Foundation has also donated $75,000 to support this need. And pledged an additional $75,000 if we can raise $75,000 to match it between now and May 2019.

Secure Donation Fund In Place. 

All donations will be deposited and tracked in a separate CresCom Bank account for theatre roof donations only to ensure all Raise the Roof funds are used for this sole purpose.

Donate Today.

Donations are accepted by check, cash, credit card or pledge. A pledge form is attached.

Online donations may be given at Paypal

Documentation:

Please know we are able to provide additional information and documentation of your gift as needed as well.

Questions?

Please feel free to email Debra Torrence, Executive Director at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com or call her to learn more.

We can raise the roof together!

Any and all support you can provide will help to preserve and protect our community’s historic theatre and keep a vibrant, economic engine in downtown Washington open.

Thank you, thank you for considering this request.

A conversation about your possible donation is welcome, should this be of interest.

Sincerely,

Debra Torrence                       Lynda Lane

Executive Director                                Board Chair