Board Member Rolly Dalla Rosa steps down after 12 years and announces financial gift to the Capitol Endowment Trust

Even as he steps down after 12 years as a member of the Capitol Theatre Board of Directors, Rolly Dalla Rosa deepened his already considerable legacy of service to a newly-named National Historic Site that brings popular entertainment and community programming to Port Hope, Northumberland County and now wide swaths of Ontario.

Capitol Theatre President and Board Chair Olga Cwiek led a chorus of board members, community leaders and Dalla Rosa friends and colleagues saluting the retiring board member.

At this special recognition ceremony in the Theatre’s BMO Lobby, Mr. Dalla Rosa, a retired lawyer, revealed that he and wife, Peggy, are making a substantial financial gift to the Capitol Theatre Endowment Trust – with ‘probably’ more to come in the future in the hope that it will encourage others in the community to support the Endowment Trust.

His revelation sparked sustained applause from those present including fellow Capitol directors who heaped praise and expressions of personal fondness and appreciation upon Mr, Dalla Rosa, known for his calm demeanor and sense of humor in board proceedings. He served as Board Secretary for the past 10 years.

The Capitol Theatre Endowment Trust was created to “support and preserve this historic theatre” and combined with a recent anonymous contribution, Mr. and Mrs. Dalla Rosa’s gift comes at an important juncture. The Theatre will be designated as a National Historic Site by the Government of Canada this fall.

The Theatre is creating a special committee to oversee events and activities associated with the historic designation.  The Capitol Board has already set aside $125,000 this year for physical repairs to the structure, and Ben Currelly, President of the Capitol Theatre Endowment Trust says that “ funds will be sought from the wider community to sustain future investments of this nature”.

Saluted for 12 Years of  “wise counsel and guidance ” as a member of  the Capitol Theatre Board of Directors, Dalla Rosa announces substantial financial Gift to The Capitol Theatre Endowment Trust.”