|[March 13, 2013]
JAMF Software Pledges $500,000 to Support Regional Arts Center in Downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. --(Business Wire)--
During a news conference at the State Theatre today, JAMF Software
announced a $500,000 commitment to support a regional arts center in
downtown Eau Claire. The pledge will help fund the construction of the
community arts center's 250-seat black box theater.
The arts center is the centerpiece of the public-private
partnership known as the Confluence Project, which also intends to
construct a commercial/retail complex and University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire student housing at the downtown site.
JAMF Software, which develops and sells enterprise management
software for the Apple (News - Alert) platform, has been located downtown for five
years and has grown from 4 to 94 employees in Eau Claire.
Commitment to quality
"We've very proud to support a community arts center in Eau
Claire," said Zach Halmstad, Co-Founder of JAMF Software. "Because the
benefits of the arts are difficult to quantify, many communities are
supporting them less and less. I'm excitedto see our city embrace this
project, and I think it speaks volumes about the character and quality
of our community. We have a bright and exciting future, and the
Confluence Project is a huge step forward for us."
Founded in Eau Claire in 2002 and now headquartered in
Minneapolis, the company currently has a total of 178 employees at its
locations worldwide (including New York City, Cupertino, Amsterdam and
Hong Kong). Thirty-five percent of employees are UW-Eau Claire
graduates, and the company also maintains a strong internship program
with UW-Eau Claire.
Thriving downtown community
"Many of us grew up here, went to school at UW-Eau Claire, and are
raising our families in this community," said Jason Wudi, Chief Cultural
Officer of JAMF Software. "We are excited to see and be part of the
continued growth of the thriving downtown community. We see the downtown
as the best place to help develop the rich experiences the Confluence
Project will bring - all while maintaining a wonderful proximity to the
services, businesses, housing, and outdoor activities within walking
distance of our workplace."
The JAMF Software commitment to the community arts center is
conditional upon the successful acquisition of state, city of Eau Claire
and Eau Claire County funding, as well as the approvals needed for the
construction of the Confluence Project.
About JAMF Software
JAMF Software, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Minneapolis,
MN, is the creator of the Casper Suite, the only suite of Mac OS X and
iOS management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform. As
the best-of-breed management solution, the Casper Suite provides a great
breadth and depth of functionality for IT administrators including
software distribution, imaging, inventory, package building, image
management, remote updates, mobile device management, and a powerful
framework for automated support.
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