Operation Round UpOperation Round Up

To make a contribution

Does the fire department in your community need equipment? Is your library in need of repairs? Operation Round Up, a voluntary community support program helps local organizations and worthy causes via spare change. TEC members can choose to have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the exceeding cents going towards Operation Round Up. The program is voluntary.

Round up your monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar and the remaining cents will go towards Operation Round Up. The average annual contribution from a cooperative member is $6. The most a member could contribute is $11.88 (99¢ a month).



In general, the board will consider making donations to:


Contributions will generally not be made for:

All application decisions:

Evaluation factors

The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:


TEC's Board of Directors chooses individuals to serve on the Operation Round Up Trust Board. The trust board members choose where the funds get donated and the amount of the donation based on the group's or individual's application for the funds. The trust board members include: James Wieser, of Hokah, president; Tom Tibor, of Minnesota City, vice president; Annette Kiehne, of Harmony, secretary/treasurer; John Bronk, Winona; Mary George, of Houston; Miriam Harstad, of Harmony; and Skip Hrejsa, of Brownsville.

Application deadlines are Feb. 15 and Aug. 15. Applications will be reviewed by the Trust Board at their regularly scheduled meeting. Those chosen to receive funds will be notified. Emergency submission will only be considered at the discretion of the board.

If you have questions about the program or application please contact:

Brenda Tesch
Director of Public Relations

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