Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) was the recipient of a grant from Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation totaling $10,360. The Foundation awarded the grant as part of a matching fund program to purchase a communications system and four new wireless microphones for the theater. Previously, the TCA received $4,989 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs to be used for this project.
“Tecumseh Center for the Arts is a true gem within the community,” stated the City Manager Dan Swallows. “We thank the Tecumseh community, business sponsors and patrons who have supported the theater since it was originally gifted to the city over 35 years ago. It is because of the support of donors and supporters like the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation that we can continue to make ongoing improvements to the facility while enhancing the theater experience for our patrons.”
The new communication and sound system will be a true asset to the theater and the wide variety of talented professionals and community groups that perform on the TCA stage. TCA staff provides sound, light and technical support for nearly every performance at the theater. The new communication devices and sound system will replace equipment that was originally purchased in 1991.
“We are extremely appreciative and grateful for the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation,” stated Director of Leisure and Cultural Affairs Shelley Lim. “They continue to support the theater in our fundraising efforts and remain one of our biggest supporters. We’re looking forward to improving the theater going experience for all of our patrons with this new equipment.”
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.