Marquee renovation funding progress

Supporting the Fischer Theatre just got easier. You can now choose between two major restoration efforts currently under way. Restoration plans and a fundraising campaign to restore the marquee were underway when the Fischer began experiencing problems with the roof and it became clear the roof would have to be replaced in order to protect the integrity of this amazing historic landmark. We are excited to complete each of these projects as a kick off to a major capital campaign to restore the Fischer Theatre. Please consider giving generously to one or both of these efforts and watch the Fischer begin to shine again!

There are so many ways you can donate to the Fischer Theatre. With your specific talents, expertise and interests we are sure to find a spot for you. Below are just a few ways you can help out.

  • Volunteer for current events
  • Make a pledge
  • Shop or volunteer at our gift shop, Stage Presents
  • Shop and choose the Vermilion Heritage Foundation as your Charity
  • Prairie Farms Our Caps, Your Cause redeem cap codes (choose Arts & Culture Category, then select Vermilion Heritage Foundation)

Donate using Paypal

You can also donate any amount using Paypal. Unless specifically designated to a project, your donation will be used for monthly maintenance.

Wish List

  • New roof
  • Glass-front refrigerator
  • Fischer or Danville Opera House memorabilia (for our museum)
  • Sand and paint the south doors to Palace Park (please contact Cher Pollock for more details)
  • Financial help with Power Bill, Internet, Gas and Water
  • Gift cards to local retailers to help us buy light bulbs, furnace filters, restroom supplies, among other things.
  • We are seeking the original Opera House ledgers. Several years are housed at the Vermilion County Museum, however they are not all there. If you have them we would love to put them on display in our museum and scan them for prosperity.
  • 2 new dehumidifiers
  • replacement of the flooring in the giftshop
  • Sound equipment, and projection equipment for our auditorium (please contact Cher Pollock for more details)


Our Supporters

A very special thanks to our supporters:

  • Berry's Garden Center
  • Blossom Hill Florist
  • Bott's Locksmith
  • Bowers Tree Service
  • Bratland's Pharmacy
  • Clifton Gunderson LLP
  • Commercial News
  • Cooke Technologies
  • Crosspoint Human Services
  • CSC Nichols Publishing, Inc.
  • Danville Metal Stamping
  • Dave Price Painting
  • Debbie Crose
  • Dreamhost (website hosting)
  • Danville Area Community College
  • Downtown Danville
  • Duckett's Disposal
  • Fatman's Warehouse
  • Frank's House of Color
  • Graystone/Hunter Spring
  • Larry Harper
  • Bob Hible
  • IBEW Local #538
  • Illiana Paranormal Society
  • Jocko's
  • Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation
  • Kool Oldies 92.9/Kiss 103.1
  • Lowe's
  • Robin Madden (Hardhat Photos)
  • Nancy Henderson
  • NexLAN
  • Ortiz Design Studio
  • Lupe Perez
  • Vickie Petricka
  • Pipefitters Local #157
  • R.C. Electric
  • Rent-A-Center
  • Service Pest Control
  • Soltec
  • Towne Machine Tool Company
  • Toyota of Danville
  • Tri Star Heating & Cooling
  • Triple T Roofing
  • William C. Burnside Investment
  • Woodard's Computing Services