Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 9, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa and the Elkader Depot Project in Elkader, Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications, who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities.

The Elgin Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards a restoration project to the front façade of the building in downtown Elgin.

Pictured are Lara Duff and Jason Rutledge, Alpine Communications; Marilyn Schaer and Dee Walvatne, Elgin Historical Society; Bill Meyer, Aureon

The Elkader Depot Project received a $1,000.00 grant towards the Milwaukee Road depot building project in Elkader.

Pictured are Tammy Sylvester and Jason Rutledge, Alpine Communications; Janis and Larry Lerch, Elkader Depot Project; Bill Meyer, Aureon; Judy Wallendorf, Mary Lee Witt, and Tim Heller of the Elkader Depot Project

“Alpine Communications appreciates the efforts of the Elgin Historical Society and the Elkader Depot Project. Their passion and dedication to advancing our community greatly impacts us all,” Chris Hopp, General Manager at Alpine Communications. “We are proud to partner with Aureon to make these grants possible.”

“Aureon is delighted to support nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life for Iowans,” said Christy Smith, SVP-HR and Strategic Advisor to the CEO at Aureon. “We look forward to aiding future community-improvement projects and extend our best wishes to your community.”

The Aureon Charity Grant Program was created in 1993 to increase service and support to rural independent telecommunications companies and the communities they serve. The Aureon Charity Grant Program awards grants every quarter. Over the course of twenty-five years, Aureon has donated over one million dollars to Iowa nonprofits through the grant program. To learn more, please contact

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