San Miguel Electric Cooperative Awards Local Charities through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program
CHRISTINE, Texas [June 15, 2020] – San Miguel Electric Cooperative (SMEC) has announced its 2020 CoBank Sharing charitable contributions. This year’s beneficiaries are the Atascosa Health Clinic, the Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and Children Matter to Me. SMEC’s 2020 contribution has increased from last year’s $7,500 to $10,000 this year. The contributions will be matched by CoBank’s Sharing Success program.
- Atascosa Health Clinic received $5,000 from SMEC and $5,000 from CoBank for a total donation of $10,000
- Safer Path Family Violence Shelter received $2,500 from SMEC and $2,500 from CoBank for a total donation of $5,000
- Children Matter to Me received $2,500 from SMEC and $2,500 from CoBank for a total donation of $5,000
Through the Sharing Success program, which runs from April 1 through Oct. 31 or until the fund is exhausted, CoBank will match donations made by customers, such as SMEC, to charitable organizations. Established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have thus far contributed more than $44 million. This year the bank increased the annual matching fund to $4 million and raised the maximum match per customer to $10,000.
SMEC has been a participating member of CoBank’s Sharing Success program since 2013 with cooperative contributions totaling $47,500. “Our partnership with CoBank allows SMEC to maximize our charitable contributions so that local organizations can benefit even more,” said Mike Kezar, SMEC general manager. “All three organizations, Atascosa Health Clinic, the Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and Children Matter to Me, are dedicated to making a difference in their local communities and are very deserving of this donation.”
In addition to CoBank’s Sharing Success program, SMEC’s own charitable giving program contributes financially to individual charities in Atascosa and McMullen Counties.
|The Atascosa Health Clinic received a contribution of $10,000 from San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s 2020 CoBank Sharing program. Pictured from left: Gloria Day, Maria Garcia, Monty Small and Lupe Martinez, all from the Atascosa Health Clinic.|
Safer Path received a contribution of $5,000 from San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s 2020 CoBank Sharing program. Pictured from left: Andrea Rathmell, Safer Path; Sharon Shearrer, San Miguel Electric Cooperative; and Rhonda Williamson, Safer Path.
|Children Matter to Me received a contribution of $5,000 from San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s 2020 CoBank Sharing program. Pictured from left: Cyrae Mereigh, Hailey Stimpson and Darcy Becerra, all of Children Matter to Me.|
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