CHRISTINE, Texas [August 3, 2023] – San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMECI) has announced its 2023 CoBank Sharing charitable contributions. This year’s beneficiaries are the Pleasanton Education Foundation, the Jourdanton Education Foundation and the Atascosa County 4H Council. San Miguel’s contributions will be matched by the CoBank’s Sharing Success program.
|Pleasanton Education Foundation: received $2,500 from SMECI and $2,500 from CoBank for a total donation of $5,000|
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc., presents its CoBank Sharing donation to the Pleasanton Education Foundation. From left; Tony Kosub, Faith Miller, Amy Garza, Yvette Garza and Paul Bernal.
Jourdanton Education Foundation: received $2,500 from SMECI and $2,500 from CoBank for a total donation of $5,000
San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s Faith Miller presents the Cooperative’s CoBank Sharing donation to Garrison Long of the Jourdanton Education Foundation.
Atascosa County 4H Council: received $5,000 from SMECI and $5,000 from CoBank for a total donation of $10,000
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc., presents its CoBank Sharing donation to the Atascosa County 4H Council. From left to right: Ely Rankin, Holden Hagen, Easton Rankin, Evelynn Caraway, Mallory Fey, Montana Aguilar, Faith Miller, Mackenzie Lutz, Reagan Aguilar and Craig Courter.
Through the CoBank 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 SMECI, to charitable organizations. Established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have thus far contributed more than $44 million. Last year the bank increased the annual matching fund to $4 million and raised the maximum match per customer to $10,000.
SMECI has been a participating member of CoBank’s Sharing Success program since 2013, with San Miguel’s contributions totaling $67,500. “The partnership between SMECI and CoBank enables our Cooperative to maximize its charitable giving,” said SMECI General Manager/CEO Craig Courter. “We applaud this year’s beneficiaries, the Pleasanton Education Foundation, the Jourdanton Education Foundation and the Atascosa County 4H Council, for their commitment to supporting those in need. Inside and outside the classroom, their work is invaluable to our community.”
In addition to CoBank’s Sharing Success program, SMECI’s own charitable giving program contributes financially to individual charities in Atascosa and McMullen Counties.
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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.