Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up is a community development program funded by the voluntary contributions of Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) members to the Macon Electric Foundation. Contributions are made to the foundation when participants elect to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the nearest dollar. For example, a $75.45 electric bill would result in a total charge of $76.00 and a $.55 donation to the foundation fund. On average, donations will be about $.50 per month or $6.00 per year.
Charitable donations are made by the foundation to worthy projects and needs within the MEC service area. Organizations can apply to the Macon Electric Foundation's nine-member board of directors, who award funds quarterly based on the worthiness of each application and available funds. One hundred percent of funds collected are returned to the community through donations from the foundation.
Who decides where the money goes?
A unique feature of Operation Round Up is the Macon Electric Foundation Board. Appointed by MEC's Board of Directors, this group of nine board members determine, by objectively reviewing applications and considering available funds, which community needs or projects are funded. Members of the Foundation Board were selected because of their leadership and involvement in their community, making them uniquely knowledgeable of the needs of all of the communities served by Macon Electric Cooperative.
How do I sign up?
Operation Round Up is a strictly voluntary program. You may elect to add or remove an account from the program at any time. Just let us know that you would like to participate by completing the form below or contacting our office. You will find an Operation Round Up contribution amount on each electric bill, telling you the amount of each month's contribution.
Operation Round Up - Sign up form
Complete the form below to add your account to Operation Round Up.
If you have multiple accounts, please include ALL of the account numbers you would like to round-up.