Garnavillo Historical Society Receives Aureon Grant for Cabin Restoration

June 7, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to the Garnavillo Historical Society in Garnavillo, Iowa. The grant was presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant application. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities.

The Garnavillo Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards the log cabin restoration project.  The log cabin was built in 1831 and is furnished with pioneer artifacts and prominently placed in the center of Garnavillo.

“Alpine Communications appreciates the efforts of the Garnavillo Historical Society. 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 this grant possible.”


Pictured are Bill Meyer, Aureon; Carol DeSotel and Jane Thein, Garnavillo Historical Society; and Chris Hopp, Alpine Communications

“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 To complete an application, visit

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