Two decades of giving: MPE donates $1.2 million to the communities it serves
Since 1999, Mountain Parks Electric (MPE), through its Operation Round Up® Program, has donated $1.2 million to individuals and local organizations. MPE earmarks these funds to assist its income-qualified member-consumers pay for health care, living expenses and other pressing needs. Through the years, numerous local organizations have also received Operation Round Up® funding – enabling them to provide programs and services like hospice care, workshops for those struggling with poverty and assistance for children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities.
“Mountain Parks Electric genuinely cares,” said Stacie Dellamano, MPE’s CFO and liaison to the Operation Round Up® Board. “And because we live here, concern for the community is always on our minds. Our Operation Round Up Program is one shining example of this.”
In 2018, MPE’s volunteer Operation Round Up® Board disbursed more than $90,000 to 30 applicants. Notable organizational beneficiaries included:
Northwest Colorado Health
Horizons Specialized Services
The National Sports Center for the Disabled
Grand County Historical Association
Operation Round Up® is funded through voluntary contributions from 11,000 of MPE’s 20,000-plus member-consumers. Contributors round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. Their pennies are then disbursed through the program which is administered through a volunteer board and Granby’s Mountain Family Center. The average donation of each program contributor is less than $6 annually. Donations are tax deductible.
Local individuals or organizations in need can request an application form for Operation Round Up® funds by emailing StacieD@mpei.com.
Any MPE member-consumer can donate to the program by calling MPE at (970) 887-3378 or by filling out and submitting an online form at www.mpei.com/content/operation-round-contribution-form.