Operation Round Up marks over $700,000 in community grants All Posts

Operation Round Up marks over $700,000 in community grants

Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up program celebrated a new milestone this month. The organization gave away $704,720.53 since it’s inception in 2006. This month funds totaling $13,000 went to the schools in Boone REMC territory, as well as scholarships for the Boone REMC annual meeting.

Lebanon, Zionsville, Western Boone, Sheridan and Trader’s Point Christian Schools all received funds for their education foundations and their post-prom programs. This annual contribution put the organization over the $700,000 mark.

In addition, Boone REMC gives away 15 $500 scholarships at their annual meeting on March 7, 2020 at the Lebanon High School. Students in their service territory fill out an application and are entered into a drawing to win the money that may be applied to any post-secondary education program. A representative from the family must be present in order to win.

“We are thrilled that the money from Operation Round Up is being allocated to the students in our service territory,” Krista Shields, Communication Specialist, said. “We value students and their education, and we understand that many of these young members will grow up to have homes in our service territory. We want them to understand that we are more than a power provider, but that we are also a community partner and champion for education.”

Next week the Operation Round Up Board will meet regarding seven additional grants and approve the appointment of a new board member to the organization. The next deadline for Operation Round Up grants will be Friday, April 3.