Capitol Theatre Auditorium Named in Honour of Robert Fox
Chatham – As part of the Chatham-Kent Celebration last Saturday evening to close the RBC Opening Festival at the Chatham Capitol Theatre, Kevin McMillan, President of the Chatham Capitol Theatre Association announced that the main auditorium at the newly reopened venue would be called “The Robert and Lynn Fox Family Auditorium.” The name was chosen by the Board of Directors to recognize Bob Fox’s incredible contribution of both time and money to the project.
In making the announcement, Mr. McMillan recognized Bob Fox as the project’s single largest donor with a conservative estimate topping $1 million. Over the years, “Bob managed to donate back to the Capitol every penny of salary he had been paid, and when even that wasn’t enough, he continued to work for no remuneration, and continued to support financially that which was otherwise unsupportable out of his own pocket,” he said.
In addition, McMillan cited his extraordinary commitment of time. “Bob brought an air of professionalism to the operation of the Capitol Theatre Project. His method in achieving this professionalism was through enormous commitments of time and energy. His wife, Lynne, and his family can well attest to the fact that it became normal for me to expect Bob would answer his phone at his Capitol desk seven days a week. It became normal for me to expect him to lavish care on the wording of every letter that went out the door and to see that the last penny of each audited financial statement was accounted for.”
Robert Fox is ending his association with the Chatham Capitol Theatre so that he can accept a position as Principle of a new school in Qingdao, China. He expects to leave for China later this month.