Consumers Energy Foundation bestows $75,000 gift to Frauenthal Preservation Campaign Fund

MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting the preservation efforts of the Frauenthal Theater with a $75,000 grant to the Frauenthal Preservation Campaign Fund.

After 90 years of steady use, the historic Frauenthal Theater is showing signs of age and wear. Those involved in the campaign see this as an opportunity to preserve not only the Frauenthal Theater itself, but also the heart and soul of the Lakeshore. The Community Foundation has identified more than $7 million in fundamental structural, renovation, and preservation needs that are critical to the theater’s future and use. This grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation will help address those needs.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Consumers Energy Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what’s most important to Michigan: its people, the planet, and Michigan’s prosperity. In 2019, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy, and its employees and retirees contributed more than $11.5 million to Michigan nonprofits. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, click here.

The Frauenthal Center serves as home to the West Michigan Symphony, Muskegon Civic Theatre, Mona Shores’ Singing Christmas Tree, MCC’s Downtown Live Concert Series, the Miss Michigan Scholarship Program, and more. In addition, the Frauenthal Center presents their own variety of entertainment offerings as well as host to dozens of weddings and private events throughout the year. Visit the Frauenthal Center website for more information.

The Frauenthal Center operates as part of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. Continuing to improve the quality of life for community residents, the Community Foundation remains committed to the Frauenthal Center and its future development.

Additional asset: Preservation Campaign flyer