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Consolidated Communications Community Fund Makes $20,000 Donation to University

Gift includes $10,000 to underwrite the fall mainstage musical, "Titanic."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-7-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Consolidated Communications Community Fund recently presented Minnesota State University, Mankato with a $20,000 donation.

NOTE: Pictured at the presentation are Mike Olsen (left), director of sales for Consolidated Communications and Paul Hustoles, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Minnesota State Mankato.

The generous gift from Consolidated Communications included $10,000 designated to underwrite the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance’s fall mainstage musical, “Titanic,” $5,000 designated for scholarships benefitting students in the College of Education’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and another $5,000 for university-wide need based scholarships.

Mike Olsen, director of sales for Consolidated Communications, presented Paul Hustoles, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, with the donation during a campus visit on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

About the Consolidated Communications Community Fund
Built on a tradition of community leadership and company giving, the Consolidated Communications Community Fund has given more than $5 million dollars to non-profit organizations since it was founded in 1963. The Community Fund focuses its outreach to communities in southern Minnesota and is administered through the Mankato Area Foundation. Consolidated Communications is a leading broadband and business communications provider. Learn more at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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