Connecting With Our Communities

Every community has different needs. Our local employees and customers help us determine which areas to support. Here is a small sampling of the projects and charities we support in the 30 states we provide telecommunications services.

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2011 Activities

Halloween on Main Street


Poseyville Block Party

Poseyville, IN

Oakwood Labor Day Celebration

Oakwood, OH

Valders Car Show

Valders, WI


Perry, MI

Gull Lake High School Athletics sponsor -- fall and winter sports

Gull Lake, MI

Mary Breckinridge Festival


Continental Fall Festival

Continental, OH

United Way of Dane County

Dane County, WI

Walworth County Fair

Walworth, WI

Welcome Back School Staff Orientation

Waunakee, WI

United Way Day of Caring Committee

Middleton, WI

TDS have been involved with the Middleton United Way Day of Caring committee for the last 5 years. The committee organizes a day at Lakeview Park for kids from the area. This year about 100 kids participated. They had lunch and then enjoined time in the bouncy house, at the splash park, doing arts and crafts, playing at Keva sports. They visited the Middleton Fire Department, EMS, police, saw Bucky Badger and went fishing. TDS coordinated the days fishing program.

Depot2Depot Run/Walk

Black Earth, WI

Racine County Fair

Racine, WI


Mosinee, WI

Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce "Business Showcase and Fashion Show"

Fennimore, WI

Wingate Community Sweet Corn Festival


Hot Springs Wings & Wheels Festival

Hot Springs, VA

Osborne Brothers Festival


Beaver Island Veterans Memorial

Beaver Island, MI

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Elkhorn, WI

McCutcheon Youth Baseball national tournament sponsor

McCutcheon, IN

Corn Roast

Scandinavia, WI

WaunaFest Run

Waunakee, WI

Music Festival

New Glarus, WI

Thunder in the Valley Rodeo

Bagley, WI

Bean Hole Days

Pequot Lakes, MN


Monticello, MN

Waterford Lions July 4th Celebration

Waterford, WI

Monticello Homecoming Parade

Monticello, WI

Pittsville Heart & Sole Race

Pittsville, WI

Trenary July 4th Celebration

Trenary, MI

Rhythm & Booms

Madison, WI

Boone County Polo event

Boone County, IN

Verona Community Betterment

Verona, WI

Necedah Fire & Rescue

Necedah, WI

Cross Plains Worlds Fair

Cross Plains, WI

Excellence in Education Fund

Monticello, WI

Monticello Excellence in Education Fund

Care Connections for Heroes


Care Connections for Heroes raised $1,125 and secured more than $400 in personal care items for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. More than 500 Minnesota veterans got care and the services they needed thanks to this effort led by TDS.

Donating Netbooks

Leakesville, MS

Donated 40 Netbooks to public school system

Carbone Cancer Center Drive for Hope

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Drive for Hope event sponsor

Green Cares food pantry

Monroe, WI

Red Carpet Affair event


Red Carpet Affair event to raise funds for college scholarships for students attending Gadsden State Cherokee Campus, Ala.

Food Pantry Donations

Dane County, WI

Donated $1,000 to 6 food pantries in Dane County, Wis.: Waunakee, Middleton, Verona, Madison (St. Stephen's & River), and Belleville.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Richland, MI

Sponsoring the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in the Richland area

Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster

Lancaster, WI

Make-A-Wish Foundation


Participating in the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesotas Walk for Wishes

Verona Hometown Days

Verona, WI

Verona Hometown Days, Chamber of Commerce tent

Weiss Lake Improvement Association

Weiss Lake, AL

Weiss Lake Improvement Association – Renew our Rivers program. Supporting the efforts to environmentally protect area rivers leading into Weiss Lake

Toys for Tots, Rison

Rison, AR

Stolen-bases donation

Madison, WI

Stolen-bases donation of $2,775 to the Western Wisconsin Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (just before the first pitch at the Madison Mallards game).

Scandinavia Fire Department

Scandinavia, WI

Waterford River Rhythms

Waterford, WI

Decatur Volunteer Fire Deptartment

Decatur, AR

After school learning programs


Supporting independent after school learning programs to help K-6 students; part of the Excel Program

Volunteer Fire Department

Orchard Farm, MO

Cherokee County, Alabama Youth Leadership Program

Cherokee County, AL

Playground Re-Build

Chilton, WI

Chilton Area Playground Re-Build

SCOP Project to support restoration of city office building


TDS Sponsors IZOD IndyCar


TDS is an Associate Sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series #78 machine driven by Simona De Silvestro of HVM Racing. We are also the team’s 2011 “Official Communications Partner.”

Juda Post Prom

Juda, WI

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Richland, MN

Helping to coordinate the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesotas Wish Ball

Baseball program booster

Richland, MI

Baseball program booster, Gull Lake High School, Richland, Mich.

Fennimore Rescue & EMS

Fennimore, WI

Presenting $1,000 to the Middleton Outreach Ministry food pantry

Middleton, WI

Presenting $1,000 to St. Stephen’s Food Pantry in Monona

Monona, WI

Presenting $1,000 to the Waunakee Food Pantry

Waunakee, WI

Presenting $1,000 to the Food Pantry in Belleville

Belleville, WI

Presenting $1,000 to the Food Pantry in Verona

Verona, WI

Fowler Memorial Free Dental Clinic

Fowler, WI

Presenting $1,000 to the River Food Pantry in Madison

Madison, WI

Verona Area Performing Arts Series

Verona, WI

Donations for tornado victims


Donated boxes of canned goods, wet wipes, charcoal, T-shirts, socks, pet food, diapers, paper goods, and hundreds of bottles of water to tornado victims in Alabama.

Easter Egg Hunt

Middleton, WI

Ronald McDonald House "Run for the House" in Lansing

Lansing, MI

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee, WI

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wisconsin Chapter


TDS bowls for Ronald McDonald House-Madison

Madison, WI

Glacier Creek Middle School Lock-in iPod donation

Cross Plains, WI

Breast Cancer Ride

Hartford, MN

Hartford Breast Cancer Ride for Open Arms of Minnesota and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Minnesota Affiliate

Legacy Ball

Grand Rapids, MI

SEDOL Foundations "Heart of Gold" dinner dance

Lake County, IL

Susan G. Komen for the Cure event sponsor

Lansing, Jackson, Ann Arbor, MI

Kindle donation

Middleton, WI

As part of Literacy Week, donated a Kindle to the student who read the most at Kromry Middle School, Middleton

Medford Scoreboards

Medford, WI

Helped supply two scoreboards in Medford -- one for the middle school; one for the elementary school

Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race

Blue Ridge, GA

Operation: Cookies for Kayla

Monticello, MN

Home & Commerce Show

Waterford, WI

Forward Janesville Community Improvement Award

Janesville, WI

Overture Center

Madison, WI

Iraq Item Collection

Elkhorn, WI

Item collection in Elkhorn for Scout Platoon serving in Iraq

Twin Cities Ronald McDonald House

Twin Cities, MN

Twin Cities Ronald McDonald House -- serving dinner for 20+ families staying at the house

Scoreboards for Middle School

Mosinee, WI

Helped Mosinee School District purchase two scoreboards for the Middle School

Necedah Community Siegler Memorial Library gets a donation from TDS

Necedah, WI

New Necedah Community Siegler Memorial Library gets a $10,000 donation from TDS for the community room. Soon, the room will be filled with new audio and video equipment to help keep the community connected.

Racine Rotary Founders Club

Racine, WI

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

Waunakee, WI

USA Womens Curling team


Mobile food bank

La Center, WA

Henniker Huskies Mite hockey team


Middleton Good Neighbor Festival

Middleton, WI

Fall Festival

Continental, OH

Tri 4 Schools

Madison, WI

Christmas Festival & Parade

Mosinee, WI

Elkhorn Oktoberfest

Elkhorn, WI

Flag Display program

Middleton, WI


Madison, WI

Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation

Monroe, WI

Greater Mosinee Open

Mosinee, WI

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Racine, WI

Bear Hug Organization


Bear Hug organization, helped a young man from Illinois attend an Indianapolis Colts football game with his dad. Sounds like great memories were created in a day free of worry about his brain tumor.

Home & Commerce Show

Waterford, WI

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