Tri-Energy Cooperative has announced a partnership with the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation called Gallons of Gratitude, which is meant to recognize the excellence of our teachers despite the ongoing challenges they face. For every fill up at Cenex-branded fuel stations, a portion of the transaction will go to support our teachers’ supply and educational experience budgets for their classrooms. This year, Tri-Energy Cooperative will provide $250,000 to local public-school foundations in Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson. Locally, this donation will enable the BPS Foundation to provide $140 in reimbursements so that over 1000 BPS teachers may enhance the learning within their classrooms.
Denley Vennes, CEO at Tri-Energy cooperative states, “As a local business operator, I can appreciate the challenges facing our community in recent times. As a cooperative, it’s our mission to face those challenges head on by empowering our members and strengthening the communities in which we operate. One of the best ways we can do that is to invest in the people that make a critical investment in our youth.”
Bismarck Public Schools will start off the school year on Thursday, August 26th with a record-breaking 13,550 students. The following video was shared with teachers within Bismarck to announce this new program at the All Staff Orientation on Monday, August 23rd.