NIPCO's annual Matching Donations Program was developed to support worthwhile civic and charitable projects and organizations in the communities where employees and directors of NIPCO and its member cooperatives live and work. NIPCO will match up to $50 for cash donations or service hours performed per employee or director per year to qualifying organizations.
After each year's program, all participants are entered into a random drawing to receive one (1) of two (2) additional donations of $250 to be awarded to the charity they contributed to during that year's program.
In 2023, nearly 900 service hours and more than $18,000 in cash donations were contributed by 30 individuals to charitable organizations providing services throughout communities in western Iowa. NIPCO's match contributed an additional $1,500 to these 30 organizations.
Congratulations to Dave Johnson, WIMECA-Aurelia Municipal Utilities Director, and Jodi Emerson of NIPCO, who each received an additional $250 to donate to the organizations they contributed: Aurelia Fire Department and the Le Mars Public Library.
LEFT: Aurelia Fire Department's Dustin Wieland (left) accepts a NIPCO Matching Donations Check for $250 from Aurelia Municipal Board Member Dave Johnson and his wife, Aurelia Councilwoman Sue Johnson.
RIGHT: Jodi Emerson (left) presents a NIPCO Matching Donation check for $250 to Le Mars Public Library Librarian Shay Gant (center) and Director Shirley Taylor.
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