PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation

The PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation was formed as a catalyst to distribute funds generated from the PenTex Energy Operation Round Up® program. The accumulated “rounded up” pennies from our member owners’ monthly bills will be used to carry out the mission of PECF, which is to accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes to benefit the members in the service area of PenTex Energy.

PECF is an independent, non-profit organization. An independent board of directors, made up of your community leaders, governs PECF and oversees the distribution of funds to individuals and organizations for public safety, health needs, self-sufficiency, basic human needs, and the cultural environment. Each of these board members provides their time and resources free of charge.

PECF Grants

PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation Presents Organizational Grants

The PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation Board of Directors proudly presented organizational grants to eighteen very worthy organizations within the PenTex Energy service area on Tuesday, July 31, at a reception held at PenTex Energy. The following local institutions exemplify the mission statement of PECF, to accumulate and disburse funds to individuals and organizations for public safety, health needs, self-sufficiency, basic human needs and cultural environment. This year, PECF received twenty-six grant requests and generously disbursed $68,000 in funding to the following organizations.

  • Abigail’s Arms, Cooke Co. Crisis Center
  • American Heritage
  • Girls Troop 1618
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cooke County
  • CASA of Red River (Montague County)
  • CASA of North Texas, Inc. (Cooke County)
  • Cooke County 4-H
  • Midnight Mustangs
  • Cooke County Fair Association
  • Cooke County Library
  • Easy Street
  • Animal Shelter
  • Illinois Bend Community Club
  • Montague County Child Welfare Board (Stop Child Abuse)
  • Morton Museum/Cooke Co. Heritage Society
  • Noah’s Ark SPCA/Humane
  • Nocona Lucky Paws Animal Shelter
  • Nocona Military Heritage Plaza
  • Saint Jo VFD
  • Tales ‘N Trails Museum (N. TX Montague Co. Historical Society & Museum dba)
  • Trail Life Troop Tx-1618

PECF was formed as a catalyst to distribute fund generated from the PenTex Energy members through the Operation Round-Up program. The collected “rounded up” pennies from the member’s monthly bills are used to assist members in the PenTex Energy service area. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our generous members who were instrumental in making these donations possible.

Our Directors

Pictured from left to right: Clint Brown, Ken Cash, Nancie Lippe, Doug Lillard, and Mary Ann Foster.

Doug Lillard, Chairman of PECF, resides east of Gainesville and is a retired professor from North Central Texas College where he taught Computer Science for 18 years. Prior to his teaching career he served as Associate Director of the Computing Center at the University of North Texas. His professional career includes the development of computer software for the Oil and Gas industry in both the accounting and exploration areas. He has served as chair of the Cooke County Appraisal Review Board. Doug has earned degrees from both Texas Tech University and Southern Methodist University but considers himself a Red Raider.

Nancie Lippe, a life- long resident of Muenster, Texas is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church. Nancie went to work for her Grandpa, John Fisher, at Fischer’s Meat Market when she was twelve years old. She also worked in banking for over fifteen years. Nancie is currently employed by Fisher59, a beer distributing business established by her father in 1959. She enjoys volunteering for Sacred Heart Catholic Church Outreach, providing food & service to people in need throughout the community. Nancie and her husband Mark are the parents of three daughters and they also have three grandchildren.

Mary Ann Foster, Secretary-Treasury, is a recently retired itinerant teacher of children with visual impairments. Mary Ann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has worked in Cooke, Denton and Grayson counties and is currently the children’s Minister at Vilott Baptist Church. She has resided in the community of Woodbine with her husband Jim for the past 30 years.

Clint Brown is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration, is a retired FBI agent with 30 years of service to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He currently ranches in Montague County and is the Chairman of the Montague County Child Welfare Board and President of Nocona Nights, a Chamber Dinner/Concert Series. He has delivered Meals on Wheels in Fort Worth for 17 years and is a pilot for Angel Flight. He and his wife De have two daughters and three grandsons.

Ken Cash, Vice Chairman of PECF, was born and raised in the Starkey Community and is a graduate of Nocona High School. He served in Vietnam while in the United Sates Army and was employed for 40 years by the USDA Natural Resource Conservations Service working in various counties in Texas. Mr. Cash now serves as an Elder with the Nocona Church of Christ, serves on the Montague County Disaster Board and the Starkey Cemetery Board. He and his wife Danna live on the old home place in Starkey Community between Nocona and Saint Jo, Texas. Together, they have been involved in foster care for 35 years and have cared for nearly 80 infants prior to adoption.

Guidelines for Giving

 

PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation (PECF)

 

Applicant Guidelines for Distribution of the PenTex Energy Operation Round Up® Fund

The role of PECF regarding the PenTex Energy Operation Round Up® Fund is to make the best use of the funds entrusted to the foundation.

The mission of PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation is the accumulation and disbursement of funds for charitable purposes to benefit the members in the service area of PenTex Energy.

This shall be accomplished by disbursement of funds to individuals and organizations for public safety, health needs, self-sufficiency, basic human needs, and the cultural environment.

Grant applications will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  • There is an apparent need for the funding.
  • There is an evident benefit to an individual, the community and/or nearby communities.
  • For projects, there is a clear timeline for completion.

The grant application fits the overall charitable purposes of Operation Round Up®.

Primary Areas of Consideration for Individuals:

  • An unforeseen event/condition has occurred (e.g. a special need caused by an event/condition that was neither expected nor intended)
  • A special need for applicants who are:
    • Suffering from a debilitating disease-as verified in writing by a medical doctor; or
    • Disabled-as verified in writing by a medical doctor; or,

Elderly-65 years of age or older as verified by identification.

Primary Areas of Consideration for Organizations/Agencies:

  • Public Safety
  • Health Needs
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Cultural Environment

The PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation Board of Directors is free to support, question or deny any request. If an individual is not selected for funding they may re-apply no sooner than 1 year.

Grant requests for organizations must be received by June 1st of each year. Board action will be taken on organizational requests on the 2nd Tuesday in July of each year.

Individuals’ grant requests will be considered as needed.

If an emergency need exists that is considered critical to health, safety or human welfare PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation may consider an application request outside of this schedule.

Organization Application

 

The Mission of PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation is the accumulation and disbursement of funds for charitable purposes to benefit the members in the service area of PenTex Energy. This shall be accomplished by disbursement of funds for public safety, health needs, self-sufficiency, basic human needs, and the cultural environment. Organization Applications are due by June 1st each year. Board action will be taken on organizational requests on the 2nd Tuesday in July each year. Grant applications are reviewed by determining is there is a an apparent need for the funding, if there is an evident benefit to an individual, the community, and/or nearby communities, for projects that there is a clear timeline for completion, and if the grant application fits the overall charitable purposes of Operation Round Up.

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Individual Application

 

The mission of PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation is the accumulation and disbursement of funds for charitable purposes to benefit the members in the service area of PenTex Energy. Individual grant requests will be considered as needed. The primary areas for consideration for individuals is an unforeseen event/condition has occurred (e.g. a special need caused by an event/condition that was neither expected nor intended) or a special need for applicants that who are suffering from a debilitating disease, disabled, or elderly.

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Opt Out Round Up Form

 

Please fill out the form below if you wish to opt out of Operation Round Up.

 

Opt-Out Form