Thank you to all of our dedicated members for your continued support of ACRE. While the pandemic and political unrest earlier this year created an uncertain environment, we are proud to report that ACRE remains financially strong. The sustained growth over the past decade and the responsible approach for annual disbursements have left ACRE in a solid financial position. As of September 31, ACRE has raised more than $1.3 million. ACRE also reported more than $2 million in cash on hand. Again, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to our collective success.
The 2021 NRECA Regional Meetings provided the ideal setting for re-engaging, in person, with our ACRE members. This year ACRE hosted a series of donor “Thank You” receptions during each of the five regional meetings. More than 1,000 active ACRE contributors participated in these networking receptions.
With the year ending on December 31, I want to remind you that ACRE continues to accept donations, and you can easily do so via checks, credit card contributions and electronic transfers. Please see a guide to submitting ACRE contributions for reference. Online contributions can be made by going to www.cooperative.com/acrecontribution. Should ACRE’s capabilities or federal guidance change, we will let you know immediately. We are excited to offer the 2021 Virtual ACRE Training Camp on November 10. This program is designed for cooperative and statewide association staff who support ACRE operations and marketing. This virtual meeting serves as the ideal opportunity to dive into developing and growing an ACRE program and getting your PAC questions answered. To register to attend the virtual ACRE Training Camp, please click here.
Expanding the strength of ACRE is an important part of telling the story of America’s electric cooperatives and why they matter. We appreciate all that you do to support these ongoing efforts.