Northwestern Bank of Chippewa Falls is the latest company to pledge money in support of the Confluence Project in Eau Claire.
The bank, which also has had a branch in Eau Claire for more than 10 years, will contribute $100,000 to the project’s performing arts center.
Northwestern Bank President Gerald Jacobson will be presenting a check Wednesday morning to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation. The presentation will be at the Haymarket site, which would be the future home of the performing arts center.
“As a community bank it is our duty to respond to the needs of each community we serve, not only through loans but donations as well,” Jacobson said. “We are proud to support the Confluence Project. This donation will benefit the Eau Claire community and the entire Chippewa Valley, as many people will be able to enjoy the new community arts senter.”
He said the donation is a demonstration of the bank’s commitment to the public-private partnership that includes the construction of a community arts center at the confluence of the Eau Claire and the Chippewa rivers in Eau Claire.
“We are excited about Northwestern Bank’s generous contribution to help construct the Confluence Project’s performing arts center,” said Tom Barland, co-chairperson of the Confluence Project’s fundraising task force.
“Northwestern Bank is an important part of Eau Claire’s business and financial sector. The bank’s contribution demonstrates their robust involvement and long-term commitment to the community, and is greatly appreciated.”