Arvig Donated More Than $450,000 Back to Communities in 2016
February 09, 2017
As a community-based provider, Arvig takes pride in giving back—over the last 10 years, its local contributions have totaled nearly $5 million. In 2016, the company donated more than $450,000 to a variety of organizations, fundraising events, sponsorships, schools, scholarships, community development projects, sports programs and other worthy causes.
“From Perham to Big Fork, Hawley to Melrose, down to Wabasso and Grand Meadow—at Arvig, we feel we have a responsibility to be active participants in the communities we serve,” said David Arvig, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “For that reason, giving back is at the core of our company values.”
Part of that mission comes in the form of the annual Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig scholarship, which offers one student in each of the 37 school districts throughout the Arvig service area the opportunity to receive $3,000 to be used toward post-secondary education. Other school-related donations have included sponsorships of post-proms and numerous sports teams, 4-H and FFA groups, as well as school events.
In addition, Arvig’s School Partnership Program continues to grow. In the first half of the 2016-17 school year, Arvig gave more than $50,000 to local schools throughout its service area via the program. This brings the total donation amount—since the inception of the program—to more than $600,000.
“Our kids are the future, so having an opportunity to make an investment in their education, school and extra-curricular activities is our privilege,” Arvig said.
Over the years, Arvig has also pledged more than $1.08 million to support multiple community development projects. This commitment has included funding toward the Parkers Prairie Public Swimming Pool, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area in Detroit Lakes, the new Melrose CentraCare Hospital, Vergas Trails, Sanford Health Foundation, Fergus Falls Lakeland Hospice, and others. To make good on those promises, last year, the company made payments of more than $190,000 total toward those projects.
Arvig concluded, “We owe our 65+ years of business to our local communities. That’s why we feel it’s incredibly important to do our part in assisting in their growth and sustainability. Whether we donate our products or services, or give a monetary contribution, we are honored to offer our support when and where it’s needed.”
Arvig is a full-service telecommunications provider, delivering cutting-edge technology to residential and business customers throughout the state of Minnesota for more than 65 years. In addition to providing internet, television and local telephone services, Arvig also provides business phone systems, managed IT services, security and more. Call 888.992.7844 or visit arvig.com for additional information.
Lisa Greene, Marketing Manager