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Ashley Schumacher, ALCIVIA
ashley.schumacher@landmark.coop; 608-819-3102

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2021

Community Support Drives Successful Partnership Between ALCIVIA Cenex and the Columbus School District

ALCIVIA is pleased to announce that the second round of the support program with the Columbus School District has successfully come to a close on June 30, resulting in a donation of $11,410 to the district.

In the fall of 2020, ALCIVIA launched a partnership with the Columbus School District in which the ALCIVIA Cenex would donate 5% of all sales generated inside the store and 5 cents per gallon of gas purchased when customers shopped using their rewards program card.

“We’re very appreciative of ALCIVIA’s continued support and partnership,” said Columbus School District Superintendent Annette Deuman. “CSD used the proceeds from the program to help fund our new playground equipment for our 4k through first grade children.”

ALCIVIA is grateful for the support from local patrons to make this partnership so successful. ALCIVIA hopes to expand the program to other school districts where they operate Cenex convenience stores. Tim Toraason, who oversees all of ALCIVIA’s Cenex convenience stores, said: “As a locally owned cooperative, ALCIVIA is proud to give back to the communities we serve. We’re very pleased with the success of the Columbus partnership, and look forward to expanding the program in the future.”

ALCIVIA is a leading, member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative driven by our passion for excellence and a future without boundaries. Located in Wisconsin and serving farm, business and retail customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, our engaged employees provide innovative, responsible solutions to help drive the immediate and long-term success of our customers, including competitive operating loans and input financing, as well as best-in-class products and services for the agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain needs of our customers.


PHOTO: Columbus School District Director of Business Services Nathan Knitt accepts an $11,410 donation check to assist funding new playground equipment for the Columbus 4k through first grade children. From left to right: Lee Parker, ALCIVIA VP of Energy, Nathan Knitt, Columbus School District Director of Business Services, and Joshua Grubb, ALCIVIA Columbus Convenience Store Manager.