Geronimo Energy announced that it has donated $52,000 to four school districts within the South Fork Wind Farm project area in southwestern Minnesota. The donations comprise the charitable giving component of South Fork Wind Farm. Geronimo Energy sold South Fork Wind Farm to Aspenall Energies, in 2015. Aspenall Energies, has been operating the project in the Jackson County, Minnesota area for over a year.
“Geronimo is proud to support educational opportunities within our project communities,” said Blake Nixon, Chief Executive Officer for Geronimo Energy. “As part of our ongoing efforts to give back and help rural areas continue to thrive, we hope that these donations provide further growth opportunities for students in the local school system.”
Geronimo Energy’s donations will provide direct benefit and value to the communities touched by its developed wind farms. Currently, Geronimo Energy has committed to donating over $5.6 million dollars through its tier one wind farms during the first 20 years of each wind farm’s operation.
“The JCC Education Foundation Board of Directors is overjoyed to receive this donation of $15,600 from Geronimo Energy,” said Todd Meyer, Superintendent for Jackson County Central School District. “It will go a long way to help our foundation continue to offer scholarships to our students attending post-secondary schooling and grants to teachers to help them better educate our students in their own classrooms.”
The donations resulting from the South Fork Wind Farm were delivered to Jackson County Central School District 2895, Heron Lake-Okabena School District 330, Round Lake-Brewster School District 2907, and Immanuel Lutheran School (each located in Jackson County, Minnesota).