BRIEF: Bon Iver frontman and software company founder to lead Confluence fundraising [The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.]
(Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 19--Bon Iver lead singer Justin Vernon and JAMF Software founder Zach Halmstad announced Thursday afternoon that they will lead fundraising efforts for the Confluence Project.
The two appeared alongside UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt at a news conference hosted by Eau Claire entertainment magazine Volume One.
They spoke in support of the proposed $77.2 million Confluence Project, which would build a community arts center, university student housing, commercial space and public plaza in downtown Eau Claire, just south of where the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers meet.
Along with private investment and contributions sought from state and local government, the project also includes a goal of $10 to $13 million in philanthropic donations.
Kimera Way, executive director of the university's Foundation, said Thursday that more than $3.5 million has been pledged since the project was announced in May 2012.
For more on Thursday's news conference on the Confluence, read Friday's Leader-Telegram in print or online.
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