RCU Foundation announces $30,000 gift to the Ellsworth Public Library

EAU CLAIRE, WI (March 2, 2023) — The RCU Foundation made a $30,000 gift to the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library. The funds from this campaign were used to move the Ellsworth Library to its new larger home in downtown Ellsworth. The newly re-located and renovated library is four times larger than the old library. The Royal Credit Union Foundation Children’s Area in the new library is designed to meet the literary needs of the area’s youth. “The RCU Foundation’s gift made it possible to create a little bit of magic in our library, from flip bins for picture books allow our young library users to select books based on the cover art to computers reserved for youth ensure access for schoolwork and entertainment” said Tiffany Meyer, Director of the Ellsworth library. “The Royal Credit Union Foundation Children’s Area was designed to be a welcoming environment for our community’s youth and families, and people are absolutely loving it.”

“The Royal Credit Union Foundation has a proud history of supporting libraries in areas served by Royal Credit Union” said John Sackett, President of the RCU Foundation Board. “We are honored to support the newly renovated and expanded Ellsworth library as it will ensure that community members from Ellsworth and beyond will have a place to gather and learn for years to come.”

The Ellsworth Public Library opened in its new location in January of 2023.

About RCU Foundation

The RCU Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2012 to support organizations and initiatives in communities where Royal Credit Union operates in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Foundation focuses on large-scale, capital projects that help build community and create the spaces where people come together. Focus areas include education, health, and the arts. The Foundation hosts the annual Rock the Riverfront-Charity Classic event in Eau Claire. Currently, it has awarded more than $8 million in grants. Contact for more information.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 270,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.


Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-833-8112 (office)
715-563-6711 (mobile)

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