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General Fund
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is a visual and performing arts organization that preserves the historic Ramsdell Theatre.

Performing Arts: The RRCA entertains, educates, and engages patrons and the greater community through diverse and inclusive presentations of Music, Theatre, and Dance in a historic theatre. The events include professional performers and presenters, as well as our passionate community talent.

Visual Arts: The RRCA presents regular exhibitions that feature local and regional artists and brings national and international art to the community. We present a wide variety of work, such as individual, group, or thematic shows, that reflect the diverse interests of the community and challenges conventional thinking.

Lights Upgrade
Donations to the organization successfully supported the sound upgrades including new speakers, state-of-the-art hard of hearing equipment, and microphone package to service our local community talent and touring artists. 

The next phase of development is THE LIGHTS:

Improvement in this area is needed including:
New light board - to support LED fixtures
Upgrade fixtures to LEDs to conserve energy and save costs

A grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has helped launch this campaign, and your help is needed to match the funds and raise enough money to make the necessary upgrades.
The James F. Galer Scholarship Fund
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) establishes a new scholarship fund to support promising and deserving students who wish to participate in eligible RRCA arts education programs. The memorial scholarship fund honors the late James F. Galer, a lifetime educator and resident of both Grandville, MI, and later in retirement, Manistee. James taught mathematics at Zeeland High School in Zeeland, MI, for 38 years, later becoming department chair. The late James G. Galer and his wife Marilyn Galer loved west Michigan and were a part of the Manistee community. They were both involved as volunteers and especially loved music and the arts. Jim was involved with the Ramsdell Theatre as a docent, board member, and house manager.

Funds raised will be placed in a donor-advised fund named The James F. Galer Scholarship Fund. These are unique charitable giving vehicles that allow individuals and businesses to invest cash, securities, or other assets. “As the fund grows, the more interest we can draw from it, the bigger the impact you can make,” added Verna. A separate announcement will detail the eligibility requirements for students to receive scholarship support.

The memorial scholarship is also a celebration of life. James F. Galer passed away two years ago on September 7, 2019. Scholarship funds and tribute gifts are a great way to honor the loss of a loved one. The RRCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and gifts to the scholarship fund and other tribute gifts are 100% tax-deductible.