EACC is funded primarily by donations. Three separate funds are managed by EACC.

  1. The General Fund supports our community sponsored events and operating costs.  NOTE: see below for special designation for Lanny Sterling Memorial Fund.
  2. The Emergency Fund supports community nominated residents in need. See the Emergency Fund Nominations page for a description of the process.
  3. The Youth Baseball Fund supports the baseball program operating costs (umpires, league fees, equipment, etc.) and a scholarship program to assure all area youth have the opportunity to play. It also supports special needs projects that arise within the program.

Donations to EACC can be made to any of the 3 funds, in any of the following ways.

  • by cash or check in Person at an EACC event with a board member present
  • by mail sending a Check
  • donate while you shop online at Amazon using the Amazon Smile program

Please make checks payable to EACC and mail to: 

PO Box 123

Empire, MI 49630-0123

Any donation not specifically designated will be applied to the General Fund.


in advance for considering a donation to one of the EACC funds. 

 We count on your support.

Special Donation Designation:

The Empire Area Community Center has lost a valued member and dear friend. Lanny Sterling passed away June 5th, 2017. The Sterling Family has long envisioned a community center building for EACC, So Donations are being accepted in Lanny's honor earmarked for this purpose - The Lanny Sterling Memorial Fund.  This will require additional campaigns, sponsors and fund raising, etc.  While this project is evaluated and investigated, all donations will be held in escrow for this purpose.