Our Challenge Grant:

A $25,000 challenge grant has been offered to the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts to be used as part of its year-end contribution requests. If the RRCA can raise $25,000 through individual contributions and business sponsorships, then a grant offered by individual supporters of the Ramsdell will match the amount, totaling $50,000. This grant will allow the RRCA to continue the momentum that 2017 has seen in booking high-quality live-music, dance, and theater shows, continuing the free summer Tuesday Talks, Tunes, and Tours, being able to offer more workshops, classes, and lectures, and in attracting visual artists for more exhibits in Hardy Hall.

If you wish to be part of this important endeavor, click on the “donate button” on this page, mail a contribution to the RRCA, 101 Maple Street, Manistee, MI 49660, or call Xavier 231 398-9770.

The difference you make:

Throughout the Ramsdell’s history, gifts from friends like you have been vital to our becoming the center for creative and performing arts in our community. Today your support is more important than ever. On average, arts centers depend on donations for over 40% of their income. Your gift helps ensure access to the great life experiences that happen at the Ramsdell and make it an integral part of our community.

Ways to donate:

  • AmazonSmile! Through your normal Amazon shopping experience. The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is now on AmazonSmile! Learn more here smile.amazon.com.
  • By clicking the link below and donating through the MyNorthMedia.com portal.
  • You can also print out the donation form (new window) to make your donation by check to:

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
101 Maple St.
Manistee, MI 49660

Your donation helps:

  • Support free programs at the Ramsdell like the Youth Series and Talks, Tunes, and Tours!
  • Fund MET Opera Live! Broadcasts and “At the Ramsdell” performing arts and entertainment programming.
  • Finish and maintain the historic restoration; current projects include sub-stage dressing rooms, ticket office and updating the exterior look.
  • Build an endowment to support the Ramsdell for generations to come.

If you want to learn more about the opportunities to support this community treasure, contact Executive Director Xavier Verna at (231) 398-9770 .

Thank you!