July 20, 2020

Egyptian Theatre launches COVID-19 relief fund

The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb has launched a COVID-19 relief fund to help with the impact the pandemic has had on the 90-year-old theatre.

Due to COVID-19, to date the Theatre has already had more than 50 events cancelled or postponed with more than 20 groups including local dance studios, non-profits organizations, and local school districts having been impacted. With a monthly operational cost of near $25,000 the Egyptian Theatre is looking to the community for support.

This special campaign has been established with the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, state wide and local sources. Donors can help unlock a pool of $14,000 for the Egyptian Theatre after $6,000 is raised by Saturday, August 1. Ultimately, the Theatre hopes to stretch their fundraising efforts to raise $25,000 which covers one month of expenses.

Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation can do so online at www.EgyptianReliefFund.org or by mailing a check to the DeKalb County Community Foundation at 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. Please make note in the check’s memo line that your donation is for the Egyptian Relief Fund.

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna. For more information, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.