Mountain Parks Electric donates more than $80,000 through round-up program |

Mountain Parks Electric donates more than $80,000 through round-up program

Mountain Parks Electric announced earlier this week that it donated more than $80,000 to local non-profit organization and individuals last year through its Operation Round Up program.

The program gives members the opportunity to round their electric bill up to the next whole dollar. The money is then earmarked by a volunteer board and distributed to local non-profits and individuals in financial need. In 2017, the funds were awarded to 45 individuals and 21 organizations throughout Mountain Parks Electric’s service area in Grand, Jackson, Routt, Summit and Larimer counties.

“We don’t just provide electricity,” said Stacie Dellamano, manager of accounting and finance for Mountain Parks Electric. “We live in this community too, and care deeply about it.”

Mountain Parks Electric has offered the Operation Round Up program since 1999, and today more than half of the company’s 11,000 members are contributors. The average yearly donation stemming from the program is only about $7 per contributor, but more than $1.11 million has been raised and distributed since the program’s inception.

“Through this program, Mountain Parks Electric and its members are turning community concern into something meaningful, simply by donating what amounts to a pocketful of change every month,” said Dallamano.

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