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Broad River Electric Charities, Inc. is a non-profit organization that disburses funds for charitable purposes in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties.

Most of those funds come from the cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. The monthly balance of member’s accounts is rounded up to the nearest dollar. That extra change goes to a benevolent fund that assists individuals, organizations, and goodwill missions in and around Broad River’s service area. The program is voluntary and members can easily opt-out at any time by contacting the Broad River office. 

“The impact on the individual member is minimal,” explained Manager of Community Development Josh Crotzer. “It would cost an average of $6 per year and never more than $12 annually, per account. However, consider what that change can do when it’s combined with the rest of our membership. It has the potential to make a tremendous impact on our community.”

The fund is managed by a 7-member governing board appointed by Broad River Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. The board consists of Daisy Lemmons and Nancy Jordan of Cherokee County, Jane Rhinehart and Barbara Whitney of Spartanburg, and Carolyn Belue and Carol Smith of Union. Terry Mallard is the ex-officio as CEO of Broad River Electric Cooperative.

Applicants should fill out the application and the W-9 attached and return to:

Broad River Electric Charities

P.O. Box 2269

Gaffney, SC 29342


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New Applicant W-9 110.17 KB



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