Operation Round-Up

OperationRoundUPcolorOperation Round Up is a voluntary, member-driven fundraising program for local community projects. Since the program’s inception in 2002, Todd-Wadena members have raised and donated more than $523,000 for more than 695 local community service projects!

Current Trust Board members: Heidi Huotari, Ken Berg,
Laurel Houselog, Nancy Benson, Sarah Gregerson, Russell Kleinschmidt, and Bruce Curley
How it works: 

Operation Round Up is an effective means of turning participating members’ small change into a fund to benefit local communities. 100% of the contributions are distributed to local service projects.

kidsEach month, Todd-Wadena ’rounds up’ the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, if your bill is $52.73, the computer will round it up to $53.00. The additional 27 cents will be placed in a Community Trust and distributed to local charitable, community-based programs. The average annual contribution is about $6.

This program is strictly voluntary – yet about 65 percent of Todd-Wadena members participate. Thanks to the generosity of these members, the program generates about $30,000 each year. Members who are not already participating may sign up by contacting the Cooperative office at 800-321-8932 or email todd-wad@toddwadena.coop.

The Operation Round Up fund is administered by volunteer Community Trust board members, appointed by the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative board of directors.

Community groups are encouraged to apply for an Operation Round Up donation by completing a Operation Round Up Application. The Trust board evaluates funding requests in accordance with Community Trust bylaws and policies, three times a year. Application deadlines are January 15, May 15 and September 15.