Wood County Electric Charitable Foundation
As money is collected from Operation Round Up it will go directly to a separate non-profit foundation, WCECF. This foundation has a 7 member board of directors – one from each of WCEC’s Districts. This will ensures that donations and grant decisions will be made in the best interest of the communities WCEC serves and that all 7 districts are considered. There will also be a vetting process, as well as accounting, to ensure all donations are used appropriately.
Board members (from left to right): Marti Busbee, Yantis Region; Jeannette Giles, Winnsboro Region; Emile Pugh Clifford, Grand Saline Region; Wiley E. Vonner, Board Chair, Hawkins Region; David Maxton, Mt. Vernon Region; Robin Johnson, Board Vice Chair, Quitman Region; Manzell Manley, Ben Wheeler Region. Over the years, cooperatives across the nation have collected and distributed millions of dollars via their Operation Roundup programs. Our program just like theirs will be set up to only provide funds locally to non-profit entities and their causes. We foresee helping food pantries, donating funds for local volunteer fire department’s equipment, boosting economic development efforts, and gifting to projects at local libraries. The idea is that the money from community members will go directly back to those communities to enhance them.
Operation Roundup is going to be a vehicle to help our vital service organizations – the ones that are important to our members!
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