San Miguel Electric Cooperative Awards Local Charity through
CoBank’s Sharing Success Program
CHRISTINE, Texas [Aug. 24, 2021] – San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMEC) employees volunteered at the Bountiful Blessings Community Food Pantry in Pleasanton on Aug. 11, and also presented the organization with a $5,000 donation as part of SMEC’s CoBank’s Sharing Success charitable program.
Through the Sharing Success program, which runs annually from April 1 through Oct. 31 or until the fund is exhausted, CoBank matches donations made by customers, such as SMEC, to charitable organizations. Established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have thus far contributed more than $56 million. Last 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 through 2021 totaling $57,500. “Our partnership with CoBank is yet another way for the San Miguel Electric Cooperative to ensure that our community remains strong and vibrant and that local charities can continue their missions,” said Nathan Brown, SMEC general manager/CEO. “All the organizations we donate to are dedicated to making a difference in their local communities and are very deserving of donations.”
In addition to CoBank’s Sharing Success program, SMEC’s own charitable giving program contributes financially to individual charities in Atascosa and McMullen Counties.
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. employees spent the day volunteering at the Bountiful Blessings Community Food Pantry on Aug. 11, as part of its participation in the CoBank Sharing Success Program. From left to right: Linda Casas, Faith Miller, Sharanda Johnson, Kristy Lucas, Norma Alvarado, Omar Luby and Ashley Dickinson (in front).
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. employees presented the Bountiful Blessings Community Food Pantry with a donation of $5,000, as part of its participation in the CoBank Sharing Success Program. From left to right: Ashley Dickinson, Linda Casas, Kristy Lucas, Staci Barta, Leslie Ricks, Genny Rakowitz, John Ulbricht, Omar Luby, Norma Alvarado and Sharanda Johnson.
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About San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned mining and power generation cooperative that serves the people of Texas' rural communities, working and living in partnership with its members. Through integrity, hard work and a commitment to safety, San Miguel maintains a dependable power supply at the lowest possible and competitive cost. Visit San Miguel Electric Cooperative for more information.