Market & Johnson will donate $250,000 to the Confluence Project’s arts center fundraising campaign. Their announcement was made at a presentation at the building site in downtown Eau Claire at noon on Monday (March 30). Market & Johnson, an Eau Claire-based construction company, is one of the partners in Haymarket Concepts. The company is the construction manager for Haymarket Landing, the mixed use building under construction on the Confluence Project site.
“Market & Johnson has been a proud and an actively engaged partner in the Confluence Project since the project’s inception,” said Jerry Shea, president of the company. “We consider this contribution to be an investment in our community. The performing arts center will do much toward making Eau Claire a destination place in our region.”
“Our entire company is committed to deliver a complete project that will reinvigorate downtown Eau Claire, helping provide it with a signature facility that will make our city proud.”
Market & Johnson was founded in 1948. The company has been an important participant in Eau Claire’s development for more than 65 years – as a builder and a philanthropist. .
Philanthropy is one part of the fundraising target for the $40 million arts center. So far, more than $7 million has been pledged or donated from local individuals, families and local businesses. The community awaits action from the state in response to the governor’s budget request for $15 million for the arts center project. The state’s funding will require a local match.