Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to Bevier Music Department
The Macon Electric Foundation was happy to award the Bevier C-4 Music Department with a grant for $500 to purchase music and instruments for the elementary classes. The Foundation’s community grants are funded through Operation Round Up, where Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and PWSD #1 of Macon County customers can elect to have their bills each month rounded up to the next dollar. The proceeds are used to benefit area non-profits through a system of quarterly grants, awarded by the Foundation’s volunteer board of directors.
“One of the fundamental principles of the Macon Electric Foundation board is to give back to the communities that we serve,” stated Carol Burstert, Macon Electric Foundation secretary. “I was happy to be able to attend the Bevier C-4 Christmas program on behalf of the Foundation and to present Mr. Murphy and the music department with this grant to enhance the opportunities for the students in the music program.”
MEC members and PWSD customers can help give back to their communities by signing up for Operation Round Up. Members can register online at www.maconelectric.com/operation-round-up, or contact the MEC office at (660) 385-3157.
“None of this would be possible without the generous MEC members and PWSD customers who participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Burstert. “Through participating in Round Up, it is rewarding to see that the small monthly donation truly helps to make a difference for many in our communities.”
Organizations can apply for a Macon Electric Foundation grant by submitting an application to the Macon Electric Cooperative office prior to the due date for each quarter. The 2019 first quarter applications are due on March 29. Interested organizations can visit MEC’s website for more information: www.maconelectric.com/macon-electric-foundation.