One might think the penny has lost its power in today’s economy. However, we have found that a few pennies can make a real impact on education.
Through a giving program known as Operation Round Up, members of Cullman Electric Cooperative and customers of Cullman Power Board have donated more than $5 million to educational projects – and they’ve done it a few pennies at a time.
“Cullman Electric Cooperative brought the program to our members in 1993,” says Grady Smith, former President and CEO of Cullman Electric Cooperative. “By allowing us to round up their power bills to the next whole dollar, participating members donate an average of 50 cents per month to the Operation Round Up trust fund. That doesn’t seem like a lot of money at first glance, but it adds up fast when thousands of people join the effort.”
Members: For more information about Operation Round Up and how this is applied to bill, please contact our Member Services Department at 256-737-3200 or 1-800-242-1806.
NEW: Operation Round Up Frequently Asked Questions for teachers and administrators.