SVEC’s commitment to advancing the Suwannee Valley community extends well beyond its day-to-day business operations. SVEC invests in community service, youth and economic development.
One of SVEC’s five core values is Outreach to Community. Accordingly, SVEC sponsors and participates in numerous school and community events, and makes financial contributions to a wide variety of organizations that serve the residents of the Suwannee Valley.
SVEC employees repeatedly demonstrate their generosity through giving activities that benefit people in need. This spring, employees raised $5,630 for United Way of Suwannee Valley, which earned a matching grant of $5,000 from CoBank.
SVEC believes that the prospects for our county’s future lie with today’s youth. Therefore, SVEC does the following annually:
- Awards 10 college scholarships to students from five area high schools
- Sponsors eight juniors from area high schools to participate in a tour of Florida’s state capital
- Sponsors two juniors from area high schools to participate in the Rural Electric Youth Tour of Washington, D.C.
Economic vitality and growth are keys to advancing the quality of life in the Suwannee Valley. Accordingly, SVEC works with state and local governments and organizations such as the chambers of commerce and economic development offices in SVEC’s four county area to support the expansion of existing businesses and attract new prospects to the area.