Our Partners

FRS depends on your help—yes, you!

Thank you to all who generously donate to and sponsor FRS events and programs. You make everything we do possible.

Each year, for example, we receive close to 1,500 applications for our scholarships and are only able to give away a couple dozen. Powerful, but nowhere near as many as we’d like when so many rural students are in need.

Your contributions make those dozens possible, but think of what we could do with just a little more help. 

Donate today to help us make even more of an impact.


Sponsorships provide meaningful support and make a lasting impression on the industry.

Donors and Sponors

You Make Everything We Do Possible


Donate today to help keep the rural voice at the table.

Company Donors and Sponsors

*Denotes Sustaining Donor

$20,000 and Higher  |  $5,000 - $19,999  | $3,000 - $4,999  |  $2,000 - $2,999  |  $1,000-$1,999  |  Up to $999  |  Individual Donors  


$20,000 and Higher



Mountain Rural Telephone Coop. Corp. Inc

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC)

Services Management Corporation (SMC)


$5,000 - $19,000

Association of Communication Engineers
Bennet & Bennet, PLLC
DTC Communications*
Ericsson Inc.
GRM Networks*
Mapcom Systems
Moultrie Independent Telephone Company
National Exchange Carrier Association NECA
National Information Solutions Co-op*
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC)
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Sandhill Telephone Cooperative*
Shawnee Telephone Company
STRATA Networks*
West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*

$3,000 - $4,999

3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Endeavor Communications*
Foothills Communications*
Herman & Whiteaker, LLC
Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.
North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc*
Paul Bunyan Communications*
Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Riazzi, Rhyne & Swaim Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
SkyLine Membership Corporation
South Slope Cooperative Communications*
Telcom Insurance Group

$2,000 - $2,999

Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC)*
Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation*
Consolidated Telcom*
Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative*
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. (AL)*
Federated Telephone Cooperative
Finley Engineering Company
Garden Valley Telephone Company
Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.
GVNW Consulting, Inc.
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative
Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
NineStar Connect*
Omnitel Communications
Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Public Service Telephone Company
Reservation Telephone Cooperative*
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Company, Inc.
Wabash Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (IL)*

$1,000 - $1,999

Albany Mutual Telephone Association
Ballard Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation, Inc.*
Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc.*
BPS Telephone Company*
Butler Bremer Communications*
Canadian Valley Telephone Company*
Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Citizens Telephone Cooperative (VA)*
Clear Creek Communications*
Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company*
Consolidated Telephone Company*
Consortia Consulting*
Duo County Telephone Cooperative*
Emery Telcom*
ENMR Plateau Telecommunications
Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (IA)*
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (SC)*
Five Area Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Glenwood Telephone Membership Corporation*
Green Hills Telephone Corporation*
InterBel Telephone Cooperative*
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative
KanOkla Networks*
Lehigh Valley Coop Telephone Association*
Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company
Logan Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company*
McDonough Telephone Cooperative*
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Molalla Communications Company*
Nemont Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
North Dakota Telephone Company
Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company*
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company
Northwest Telephone Cooperative Association*
Panora Communications Cooperative*
Partner Communications Cooperative*
Peoples Telecommunications, L.L.C. (KS)*
Pigeon Telephone Company*
Pine Belt Telephone Company, Inc.
Pioneer Communications*
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
Planters Telephone Cooperative*
Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative*
Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp.*
Rainbow Telecommunications Association, Inc.
Red River Rural Telephone Assn.
SEI Communications*
Smithville Communications, Inc.
South Central Telephone Association Inc.*
SRT Communications, Inc.*
Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company*
Tennessee Rural Communications Cooperative Association
Toly Digital Networks
Triangle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Tri-County Telephone Association, Inc.
Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation
Vantage Point Solutions*
Venture Communications Cooperative*
West Iowa Telephone Company dba WesTel Systems
West River Telecommunications Cooperative*
Wiggins Telephone Association
Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation*
XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative
Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation*
YK Communications
Yucca Telecom*

Up to $999

Adams Telephone Co-Operative*
Alenco Communications, Inc.
Alexicon Telecommunications Consulting
Arthur Mutual Telephone Company*
Baca Valley Telephone Company, Inc.*
Baldwin Telecom Inc.
Barry County Telephone Company*
BEK Communications Cooperative*
Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Benton Cooperative Telephone Company
Benton Ridge Telephone Company*
Big Bend Telephone Co., Inc.
Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative
BTC Broadband*
Campti-Pleasant Hill Telephone Company, Inc.
Canby Telephone Association DBA DirectLink*
Carnegie Telephone Company*
Chazy and Westport
Cherokee Telephone Company
Citizens Telephone Cooperative (NC)*
Cordova Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Cunningham Telephone Company, Inc.
Dakota Central Telecommunications*
Dumont Telephone Company*
Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association
ElectriCom, Inc.
Emily Cooperative Telephone Co.*
F&B Communications, Inc.*
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (ID)*
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (MN)*
Fort Jennings Telephone Company*
Fred Williamson & Associates, Inc.
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association*
H&B Communications, Inc.
Halstad Telephone Company*
Hardy Telecommunications, Inc.*
Highland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Industry Telephone Company
Jackson Thornton & Company, Inc.
James Valley Cooperative Telephone Company*
Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co.
Kingdom Telephone Company*
Lakeland Communications Group, LLC*
Liberty Communications
Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Co.*
Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative*
Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc.*
Midstate Communications, Inc.*
Mid-State Consultants, Inc.
Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association
Monon Telephone Company
Mulberry Cooperative Telephone Company, Inc.*
Mutual Telephone Co.
Nelson Communications Cooperative*
Northwest Communications Cooperative
Oregon Telephone Corporation
Otter Tail Telcom
Palmetto Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Park Region Mutual Telephone Company
Peace Valley Telephone Company, Inc.
Pembroke Telephone Cooperative*
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (KY)*
Phillips County Telephone Company dba PC Telcom
Pierce Telecommunications*
Pivot Group
Ponderosa Telephone
Power & Telephone Supply Company
Randolph Communications*
Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
RC Technologies*
Rothsay Telephone Company
RT Communications, Inc.
RTC Communications
Runestone Telecom Association
S&T Telephone Cooperative Association*
Shidler Telephone Company*
SLIC Network Solutions
South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation, Inc.
Star Telephone Membership Corporation
Taylor Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*
The Middleburgh Telephone Company
Totelcom Communications, LLC*
Tri-County Communications Cooperative*
TrioTel Communications, Inc.
Tularosa Basin Telephone Company, Inc.*
Twin Valley Telephone Company, Inc.*
US Connect Services Co. Inc. 
Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Inc.*
Valley Telephone Company
Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Van Buren Telephone Company, Inc.*
Vaughnsville Communications*
Wabash Mutual Telephone Company (OH)
Wahkiakum West Telephone*
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association*
West Central Telephone Association
West River Cooperative Telephone Company*
West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, Inc.*
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA)
Woodhull Telephone Company
WordSouth - A Content Marketing Company*

Individual Donors

Amarjeet Bahra
Angela Ferrell
Annette R. Peterson
April-Marie Irwin
Ashlee Siegle
Benny T. Pham
Brian Boisvert
Brittany Dufresne
Bruce Mahr
Caressa D. Bennet
David Adams
David Daniel Gibson
Dick Richard Leis
Don Bitz
Don R. Richards
Ellen Classen
Eric Cramer
Geoffrey A. Feiss
George H. Wyatt, Jr.
Janet Cloyde
Janet Sonner Britton
JC Evans
Jeff P. Yarbrough
Jessica Golden
John Antoshak
John K. Klatt
Judith Barnes
Keith Oliver
Kelly K. Cannon
Kevin Beyer
Kimberly L. Garner
Lee W. Logan
Leif Oveson
Leroy Lage
Lori Fischetti
Lyman Horne, Jr.
Mark Bahnson
Matt Gilbert
Mel Massey
Melanie E. Jore
Michael Dazio
Michael J McCormick
Michael J. Murphy
Mike Charles
Mike Grisham
Phaly Phou
Raysa Leer
Rick Peterson
Sally Wlasuk
Shirley Bloomfield
Sidney S. Shank
Stephen D. Milner
Steve D. Meltzer
Steven James Trimble

Sponsor an Event

Not on the list? Contact Annette Peterson about sponsorship opportunities. A portion of each ticket sold to an FRS fundraiser, and all sponsorships, comes back to us and help us keep the rural voice at the table.