OPERATION ROUND UP
Operation Round Up is a community development program funded by the voluntary contributions of MEC members and PWSD #1 of Macon County customers to the Macon Electric Foundation. Contributions are made to the foundation when participants elect to have their monthly electric and/or water bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. For example, a $75.45 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 and PWSD 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. This group of nine volunteer 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 MEC and PWSD.
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.
Complete the form below to add your account to Operation Round Up.