Macon Electric Cooperative has always been committed to the communities it serves. From the very beginning, Macon Electric was founded with the intention of improving the quality of life of its members. That commitment was further enhanced through the creation of the Macon Electric Foundation.
A volunteer board of directors manages the Foundation. This volunteer board consists of members from the cooperative's service area. The board meets quarterly to research and review funding applications and to determine how funds should be allocated. The maximum amount that can be requested per non-profit organization is $1,000.
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The Macon Electric Foundation awards 8-$500 scholarships in May of each year. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from any of the public high schools in the Macon Electric Cooperative and PWSD #1 of Macon County service areas, as well as home schooled students.
The Foundation is primarily funded through the Operation Round Up program. Each month, with less than a dollar, you can support your community. With Operation Round Up, MEC members and PWSD customers may choose to round up their monthly electric or water bill to the next highest dollar amount. The difference in change goes directly to the Macon Electric Foundation. By participating in Operation Round Up each month, you will donate an average of $6 per year. This may not seem like a large amount, but if all MEC members and PWSD customers would participate, the thousands of dollars raised every year will be a real benefit to our communities. Macon Electric Cooperative donates all administrative services and incurred costs, so every penny donated is used directly for community assistance.
Macon Electric Foundation Board Members
Mike Nelson, Macon - President
Michele Collins, Lentner - Vice President
Carol Burstert, New Cambria - Secretary/Treasurer
Jennifer Stull, Atlanta
Jessica Hulett, La Plata
Roxie Stoneburner, Shelbyville
Judy Harrison, Salisbury
Sommer Isaacson, Macon
Joan Joseph, Cairo
Mission of the Macon Electric Foundation
By incorporating the cooperative principle of concern for community, the mission of Macon Electric Foundation is the accumulation and disbursement of funds for charitable purposes in Adair, Chariton, Knox, Linn, Macon, Monroe, Randolph, Shelby and Sullivan counties.