Dakota Electric Donates $10,000 to Inver Hills

Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director, Gail Morrison, Inver Hills Foundation executive director, and Clay Van De Bogart, Dakota Electric director
Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director, Gail Morrison, Inver Hills Foundation executive director, and Clay Van De Bogart, Dakota Electric director

Funds will be used to update IT equipment

The following is an official press release from Dakota Electric Association:

Dakota Electric donates $40,000 to local schools

FARMINGTON, Minn. (Jan. 16, 2017) — Dakota Electric Association recently awarded $10,000 from unclaimed capital credits to go to specific needs at three different school districts and Inver Hills Community College. Hastings, Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul school districts and Inver Hills Community College were recipients of the donations and attended a recent Dakota Electric board meeting to receive the donations.

Hastings will use the money for its STEM program and robotics initiatives, along with life skills training for special needs students, among other things. South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights will use the money as they collaborate to improve their innovative Career and College Readiness Pathways program, which helps high school students earn educational certificates and learn about careers to help them succeed in post-secondary, two- and four-year degree programs. Inver Hills Community College will update their IT program equipment.

DEA School Donations: School district representatives accepted $40,000 worth of donations from Dakota Electric board representatives: (left to right) Dave Webb, South St. Paul superintendent; Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director; Dave Bernhardson, Inver Grove Heights superintendent; Gail Morrison, Inver Hills Foundation executive director; and Clay Van De Bogart, Dakota Electric director. (Not pictured: Tim Collins, superintendent at district 200)

DEA School Donations: School district representatives accepted $40,000 worth of donations from Dakota Electric board representatives: (left to right) Dave Webb, South St. Paul superintendent; Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director; Dave Bernhardson, Inver Grove Heights superintendent; Gail Morrison, Inver Hills Foundation executive director; and Clay Van De Bogart, Dakota Electric director. (Not pictured: Tim Collins, District 200 superintendent)

District representatives acknowledged their appreciation for Dakota Electric’s support of their educational efforts.

“We are happy to be able to provide financial support from unclaimed capital credits to worthwhile educational programs,” Board Chair Jim Sheldon said.

About Dakota Electric…

A customer-owned, non-profit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 104,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. Dakota Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, serves its member-owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

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To learn more about the Inver Hills Foundation, contact:

Gail Morrison
Executive Director of Foundation and Community Relations
651-450-3512

For more information about Dakota Electric Association, contact:

Joe Miller
Public Relations Director
Dakota Electric Association
651-463-6178

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