Three area groups receive Aureon grants

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Clayton County Conservation Board was one of three area groups receiving a recent Aureon Charity Grant. Pictured are, left to right: Bill Meyer, Aureon; Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation; and Sara Hertrampf, Alpine Communications.

Mar-Mac Police Department received $1,500.00 to purchase new portable radios for the officers.


Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast 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.

·       Mar-Mac Police Department - $1,500.00 to purchase new portable radios for the officers.

·       Clayton County Conservation Board - $500.00 towards updating the reptile and amphibian habitat at the Welcome Center.

·       McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce - $250.00 towards funding a new website.

“Alpine Communications appreciates the efforts of the Mar-Mac Police Department, Clayton County Conservation Board, and McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce. Their passion and dedication to advancing our community greatly impacts us all,” Chris Hopp, General Manager, Alpine Communications. “We are proud to partner with Aureon to make this grant possible.”

“Aureon is delighted to support nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life for Iowans,” said Scott Behn, CEO, 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 on a quarterly basis. Over the course of twenty-five years, Aureon has donated over $950,000 to Iowa nonprofits through the grant program. To learn more, please contact


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