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Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric’s $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company’s “Sharing Success” grant program for 2013.

Dakota Electric’s Board of Directors presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities and Laurie Rieb, development director, during a recent board meeting.

Mondelli thanked Dakota Electric’s board for the donation and Dakota Electric’s support over the years. 360 Communities provides assistance to more than 14,000 individuals each year with a variety of programs throughout the area, including domestic violence shelters, resource centers food shelves and more. Mondelli said he greatly appreciates the support of local businesses like Dakota Electric. Dakota Electric was excited to see the donation doubled through CoBank’s grant.

“We couldn’t pass up this opportunity to double our money and help a worthwhile community organization like 360 Communities,” said Dakota Electric’s Board Chair Jim Sheldon.

A customer-owned, non-profit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 102,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. Dakota Electric, a Touchstone Energy Partner, serves its member-owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.