In partnership with CoBank, a national cooperative bank that serves utilities in rural America, Coast Electric Power Association can make donations to local organizations through the bank’s Sharing Success program. Sharing Success is a fund that allows CoBank members to apply for grants and receive matching funds for local organizations. Coast Electric recently proposed matching grants for three local colleges, William Carey University, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Pearl River Community College.
Through the Sharing Success program, Coast Electric was able to secure $7,500 in funds from CoBank, meaning a total donation of $15,000 to distribute to the three colleges. Coast Electric presented checks for $11,000 to William Carey University, $2,000 to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and $2,000 to Pearl River Community College. The schools plan to use these donations to help fund scholarships for incoming students.
“We are honored to work with CoBank to present these funds to our local colleges,” said Coast Electric President and CEO Ron Barnes. “We’re proud of our long-standing partnerships with these institutions and look forward to continuing to work together to serve our communities.”