Operation Round Up®
At Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, we take our involvement in the community seriously. That’s why we will launch our Operation Round Up® program in January 2019 to help our members support the students in our local schools.
The program works by automatically rounding up participating members’ monthly electric bills to the next dollar. For example, a bill of $63.47 would be rounded up to $64.00, with the extra 53 cents going into the Operation Round Up fund. While an individual member’s donation amounts to pocket change each month, the program allows SVEC to collect an average of $6 for each participating account annually. Together, those donations add up.
SVEC will put all money raised through Operation Round Up toward grants that will benefit students in the classroom and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.
The Operation Round Up board of directors will screen applications to decide which grants will be awarded. The board consists of nine directors, one appointed by each of SVEC’s trustees. Each director brings their own experience in education and business to the board. Decisions on funding will be made collectively by the board and with the best interest of the community and its students in mind.
While we hope all of our members will want to take part in this program, participation in Operation Round Up® is entirely voluntary. Initially, all SVEC members will be enrolled unless they choose to opt out. Members can opt out at any time before January 1, 2019 by submitting the form below or by calling our Member Services Department at 800-447-4509.
After the program begins, a member can still choose to end their participation at any time and at their request, SVEC will refund the donations collected from them.
ATTENTION TEACHERS! Application procedures and forms will be made available in January 2019.