Operation Round Up program coming to TCEC in January
Powering our communities is part of our mission at TCEC and one of the ways that happens is through the cooperative principle of “Concern for Community.” We take community involvement seriously and that’s why we are launching an Operation Round Up program in January 2021 to help members support local charitable causes.
Operation Round Up rounds monthly electric bills up to the nearest dollar to fund projects that can make a significant difference in the community. While an individual member’s donation amounts to pocket change each month, the program allows TCEC to collect an average of $6 for each participating member annually. Together, those donations add up.
The Operation Round Up fund, called the TCEC Foundation, will be managed by its own Board of Directors selected from the cooperative’s residential membership. The board will meet quarterly to disburse funds to nonprofit, community-based organizations that apply for help.
While we hope all members will want to take part in this program, participation in Operation Round Up is entirely voluntary.
Initially, all TCEC members will be enrolled unless they choose to opt out. This approach has proven successful at other cooperatives over time. It also saves marketing and promotional dollars. Any members who do not wish to participate can opt out at any point by contacting the cooperative and letting us know they do not want their bill rounded up at the end of each billing cycle.
In addition, if a member decides to opt out after the Operation Round Up program begins in January 2021, TCEC will, at the request of the member, refund up to 12 months of the donations collected from them.
We will share more details on the Operation Round Up program as they are available. If you have questions or to opt-out, please call TCEC at 580-652-2418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.