NEW ULM, Minnesota (Oct. 4, 2019) – Brown County Historical Society has received a $10,000 donation from Nuvera and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America.

Headquartered in New Ulm, MN, Nuvera provides voice, Digital TV, Wireless, Internet, Managed Services, computer sales and computer repair services. Nuvera has been a supporter of non-profit organizations across their entire service area for decades, contributing donations and volunteer support.

“Brown County Historical Society is an important organization in southern Minnesota, providing insight into the rich history of the region not only through museum exhibits but ongoing programs and an extensive research library,” said Nuvera CEO Glenn Zerbe. “We are pleased to be able to continue our commitment of support to the communities that we serve by supporting an organization that is so vital to the history and culture of this area.”

Nuvera’s donation was matched by CoBank through its Sharing Success program. Sharing Success was established in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative. Since the program’s inception, CoBank and its customers have together provided more than $36 million in support to charitable organizations across the nation.

“Sharing Success has had a broader and deeper impact than we ever imagined,” said Thomas Halverson, CoBank’s president & chief executive officer. “We are delighted with the growing participation in the program by our customers, and deeply grateful to them for their assistance in identifying worthy charitable causes deserving of our support.”

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Nuvera and CoBank recently donated $10,000 to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS). On hand for the check donation were (l-r): Nuvera Regulatory and Administrative Manager Kathy Lund, Nuvera Chief Operating Officer Barbara Bornhoft, Chief Executive Officer Glenn Zerbe, BCHS Executive Director Kathleen Backer, BCHS Research Librarian Darla Gebhardt, and BCHS Collections Curator Ryan Harren.

About Nuvera
Nuvera is a well-established communications company with headquarters in New Ulm, MN that provides digital TV, Internet, voice, managed services and computer sales to residential and business customers. Nuvera serves the Minnesota communities of New Ulm, Glencoe, Goodhue, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Prior Lake, Redwood Falls, Sleepy Eye and Springfield, as well as Aurelia, Iowa.

About CoBank

CoBank is a $139 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.

CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.

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Glenn Zerbe                                                                

Sherry Johnson                                                                       Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

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