Macon Electric Foundation Awards Grant to MACTEC
The Macon Electric Foundation was happy to award the Macon Area Career and Technical Center with a grant for $500 to purchase Chromebooks for the counseling department. 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.
“The Macon Electric Foundation board's goal is to make a difference in the communities that we serve,” stated Mike Nelson, Macon Electric Foundation board president. “This quarter the Macon Area Career and Technical Center was selected because they help to prepare students for jobs involving science and modern technology. This grant will be used to purchase Chromebooks which the students will use to develop career portfolios and research projects."
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 office at (660) 385-3157.
“This grant opportunity would not be possible without the generosity of the MEC members and PWSD customers who have signed up to participate in Operation Round Up,” stated Nelson. “If you would like to be a part of this group and help give back to our communities, please contact MEC to sign up today.”
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.