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Operation Round Up®
Operation Round Up®
Operation Round Up is just what its name implies. Each month, KEC "rounds up" the electric bills of participating consumers to the next highest dollar. For example, a consumer's monthly bill of $52.73 would be automatically rounded up to $53.00, with the additional 27 cents going to the Operation Round Up fund. Donations are tax deductible, and you will be sent a summary of your yearly contributions on January and February statements. Through participation in Operation Round Up, the average contribution per customer is approximately fifty cents ($.50) a month, or six dollars ($6) per year.
All Operation Round Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors called the Kootenai Electric Trust. The Trust is made up of members who are community leaders and serve on the Board on a voluntary basis. It is they who receive and evaluate all requests for funds and determine how they will be distributed. Typically, the funding is used to address crucial needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education. Operation Round Up funds may not be used for political purposes. Operation Round Up funds stay right here in our area.
Participation in Operation Round Up is strictly voluntary. Members who choose not to take part may withdraw by simply notifying KEC of their decision at any point. Members can contact KEC in writing, by phone or email.
Trust Board Members
Catherine Tinder, President, District 1
Meredith Bryant, Secretary/Treasurer, District 2
Dennis Wilson, Vice President, District 3
Carole Swick, District 4
Fred Muhs, District 5
Mark Haberman, District At-Large
Len Crosby, District At-Large
Chris Kastella, Ex-Officio
How to Apply for Operation Round Up Funds
All applications for Operation Round Up funds are designated for either an individual or an organization in need. The correct form must be completed and sent to KEC's office. The applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis at the meeting of the Trust Board, and a decision is then made on disbursement. The next application deadline is August 2, 2013. Download and print the appropriate application below. Also, take a moment to review the Trust Funding Guidelines.
Trust Funding Guidelines