REI is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and giving back to our communities. We believe in promoting a culture focused on integrity, opportunity, volunteerism, and goodwill.

What We Fund

At REI, our vision includes improving educational opportunities, the quality of life, and economic health for all who live and work in our communities.  As a company, we contribute funds, provide leadership to civic organizations and volunteer initiatives, and encourage our team members to engage in volunteerism as well. We work to increase opportunities for youth in our community through education and internships by working with area high schools and technical colleges.

 Some of the organizations that we actively support include:

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Aspirus
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Bridge Community Health Clinic
  • Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin
  • Helping Hands
  • Junior Achievement
  • Merrill Youth Hockey
  • Mosinee Community Athletic Association
  • MS Society
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Newman Catholic Schools
  • NTC Foundation
  • Performing Arts Foundation
  • Saint Anne Parish
  • Saint Mark Parish
  • United Way of Marathon County
  • UW-Marathon County Foundation
  • Wausau 525
  • Wausau School District
  • Wausau/Marathon County Schools Safety Patrol

Requesting Contributions

Charitable organizations interested in requesting contributions from REI should contact Please include the following information when emailing your request:

  • Type of contribution, monetary, service, or other dollar amount and/or value of contribution
  • Date the contribution is needed
  • How this contribution will be used
  • How REI will be recognized for the contribution
  • Name, email, and phone number of the person to be contacted for any additional information