Cologne Academy receives $800 grant award

A3-CA MVECgrantCMYKCologne Academy officials recently announced that the school has received an $800 grant award from the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) to go toward the purchase of play rights for its recent production, “Princess Whatshername.”
Cologne Academy’s Middle School cast was excited to perform its first musical for the community. The musical was a success with family and friends alike, bringing a large audience on opening night.
“The MVEC has continually been a great support to Cologne Academy,” said Executive Director Lynn Gluck Peterson, “and we greatly appreciate it! Their community grant program is  an asset to our community. We want to say thank you to MVEC and their generous customers.”
The fund that was used to award Cologne Academy’s $800 grant was developed by the MVEC as a community program, called Operation Round Up (ORU), where MVEC customers can opt to round up their monthly electric bills to fund community grants. Operation Round Up has donated over one million dollars to local non-profit organizations since ORU’s inception in 1995.
More information about the MVEC and its Operation Round Up, including a complete recipient list, can be found at For more information on Cologne Academy, visit