Mark Richardson's Legacy

Mark Richardson, a passionate supporter and advocate for Fox Theatre, dedicated years of his life to numerous community boards, including the Fox Board of Directors. His time on the theatre's Leadership Fundraising Committee and as chair of its Building Committee exemplified his commitment to the preservation of the Fox Theatre. Mark's tireless work on the maintenance of the theatre's mechanical systems and the building itself made him an invaluable part of our community.

Mark's Impact

Despite Mark's sad passing in December of 2018, his influence continues to resonate. Not only did he contribute significantly to the Fox Theatre, but he also served on boards for the Hutchinson Community Foundation, the Climate and Energy Project, the Reno County Planning and Zoning Board, the Agri-Business Committee of the Hutchinson-Reno County Chamber of Commerce, and the Envista Credit Union Advisory Board. His wisdom, kindness, and generosity have left an indelible mark on the Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre and the community at large.

The Mark Richardson Building Preservation Fund

In honor of Mark, we have renamed our Building Preservation Fund the “Mark Richardson Building Preservation Fund”. This fund supports the maintenance and improvement of Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre. To this end, Mark’s wife, Susan Richardson, has generously offered a matching grant of $25,000 to the fund. Every donation, up to the $25,000 limit, made over the next year will be matched, dollar for dollar.

Your Contribution

We invite you to join us in reaching our fundraising goal with a gift to the Mark Richardson Building Preservation Fund. Every dollar goes directly towards preserving this nationally recognized historic movie palace. Your contribution ensures that our unique, historic masterpiece remains protected and maintained for future generations.

What Your Donation Supports

Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, requires significant upkeep due to its age and intricate architecture. The Mark Richardson Building Preservation Fund assists with the expenses of ongoing theatre maintenance and repairs. Your contribution helps us address these costs and keep this landmark a vibrant part of our community.

Ways to Donate

Donate Online
You can contribute to the Mark Richardson Building Preservation Fund with your Season Subscription/Membership order, donate online using the link provided, or send a gift directly to the Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st Avenue, Hutchinson, Kansas, 67501.

Every contribution, regardless of size, helps us preserve this historic landmark. Thank you for your support!