Chippewa Falls, Wis. – The RCU Foundation made a $150,000 gift to the Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation in support the development of Market on River in downtown Chippewa Falls. The renovated multifunctional space will have a food court, housing, and community meeting rooms, as well as serving has the headquarters of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. The RCU Foundation’s gift will support the community meeting space and the technical equipment needed to provide a high-quality experience for the community.

"The impact of the Royal Credit Union Foundation donation is invaluable to the future success of Market on River” said Jackie Boos, Facilities Director for Market on River.  “This generous donation allows for us to have our best foot forward with state-of-the-art AV and sound. We are humbled and excited for this amazing partnership.”

“The RCU Foundation recognizes that having spaces where people can come together to recreate and to make connections helps build a sense of community,” said John Sackett, RCU Foundation President. “We are proud to support this project that will ensure that the Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation will continue to foster local growth, promote cooperative endeavors, and encourage outreach into the community.”

The construction on Market on River is currently underway and a fall 2024 opening is planned.

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 $10 million in grants. Contact foundation@rcu.org 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 rcu.org or call 800-341-9911.

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