Royal Credit Union Foundation gives $21,000 to Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

EAU CLAIRE, WI (August 30, 2017) — The RCU Foundation gifted $21,000 to Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (MTCA) for the first phase of facility roof repairs. 

MTCA was constructed in 1889 as a tribute to Mabel Tainter, a young woman who loved music and the arts. The 126-year-old facility has been named one of “15 Spectacular Theaters in the World” by CNN Travel.

 “A beautiful historic building like this jewel offers unique challenges in funding repairs,” noted Steve Renfree, Executive Director, MTCA. The RCU Foundation’s recent donation will cover the cost of a roof study and the first phase of roof repairs, which MTCA can now begin immediately.

 The RCU Foundation’s core purpose is to create a positive impact in the communities served by Royal Credit Union. “The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts creates a vibrant arts space serving Menomonie and the surrounding communities. The foundation is pleased to support this landmark,” said John Sackett, President, RCU Foundation.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 285,000 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.

About the Royal Credit Union Foundation

The Royal Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2013 to create a positive impact in the communities Royal Credit Union serves in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  The Foundation focuses on large-scale, capital projects—those that help build community and create the spaces where people come together. Currently, it has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants



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