Operation Round-Up

How can one person help make their community better? Join the Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up program. By voluntarily “rounding up” your electric bill and contributing a few cents every month, you can help support local charities, individuals, and families in your community. Over 7,000 ACEC members already participate; total donations now exceed $750,000. Operation Round-Up is making a difference.

HOW TO ENROLL:
ACEC members not already enrolled in Operation Round-Up can join the voluntary program by checking the box on the back of their electric bill when mailing in a payment, by enrolling through your SmartHub account, or by giving us a call and a customer service representative can get you signed up.

HOW THE FUNDS ARE USED:
Adams-Columbia Community Fund monies are used for local projects and charities within Adams-Columbia’s service area. Examples are emergency assistance following natural disasters, youth programs, civic projects and more. In establishing this program, certain requirements and bylaws were adopted. Funds cannot be used for political purposes or to reimburse the Cooperative for any expenses or unpaid energy usage. All funds are maintained separately from Adams-Columbia’s operating finances. Requests must be for a specific item or cost. We are unable to provide funds for general fundraising or sponsorships. The committee members who oversee the program are from seven ACEC districts, but no more than any two members from one district. This board meets quarterly to determine how funds can best be used for the benefit of individuals and organizations. 

OPERATION ROUND-UP BOARD MEMBERS: 

  • Debra Gerzmehle
  • Allen Stea
  • Nancy Akkerman
  • Bill Taylor
  • Eileen Napralla
  • Ron Wormet
  • Gale Neef
  • Karen Decker

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • January 15
  • April 15
  • July 15
  • October 15

HOW TO APPLY:

To submit an application through our website, click the green buttons below. To print off a PDF application, click the gray buttons.

Organization/Agency Application

Organization Application – PDF

Individual Application 
Individual Application – PDF

Applications or questions can be emailed to hmelby@acecwi.com.

 

Recipients of the Operation Round-Up Grant are listed below:

2022

  • Waushara-Wautoma Senior Citizens, Inc. – Lighting Upgrade
  • God’s 911 Team Treehouse of Central Wisconsin – Pool Table, Pool Rack, and Accessory Kit
  • Calico Capers Quilt Guild – Quilting Supplies
  • Saxeville-Springwater Volunteer Fire Engine Company – Flashlights and Gas Meter
  • Community Christian School of Baraboo – Internet Equipment
  • Town of Westfield Fire Department – Upgrade AED/Cabinets
  • Westfield Fire Department – Safety Vest, Patches, Gloves
  • Cambria Kiwanis – Parade Entertainment
  • Town of Rome Fire Department – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Tri-County Post Prom – Post Prom Food
  • Randolph Community Corn Carnival – Event Entertainment
  • Randolph Youth Baseball and Softball – Poles for Scoreboard
  • Home and Away DBA Ruby’s Pantry – Refrigerated Trailer

2021

  • Marquette County Sheriff’s Office – Trailer for Drone Search and Rescue Team
  • Marquette County Home and Community Education – New Website
  • Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club – Chairs
  • Briggsville Fire Company – New Fire Hose
  • Portage Curling Association – Wheelchair Ramp
  • Quilts of Valor – Fabric, Batting, and Backings
  • Big Flats Fire Department – Replacement AED Batteries
  • Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA – Expand FFA Food Bank
  • BREATHE – Property Improvements
  • Adams County Humane Society – Printing and Mailing Expenses
  • Pardeeville Area School District – Refrigerator and Freezer
  • New Chester Fire and Rescue – Replacement Turnout Gear
  • South Burr Oak United Methodist Church – AED
  • Alex C. Dove Foundation – Washer, Dryer, and Refrigerator
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church – Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church – Hygiene Supplies
  • Wautoma Area Fire District – Handheld Radios
  • Easter Seals Wisconsin – Campership Funds
  • Assumption Catholic Schools – SMART Displays
  • Briggsville Fire Company – Pagers