Gallons of Gratitude

Tri-Energy Cooperative (Cenex) Gallons of Gratitude program to help teachers enhance the classroom experience for their students

Tri-Energy Cooperative has announced a partnership with the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation starting in the 2021/22 school year called Gallons of Gratitude. This program 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.  During the first year alone, Tri-Energy Cooperative provided $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.”

Here is a message provided to the BPS teachers from Tri-Energy Cooperative to announce this program during the 2021/22 opening week back to school orientation:

Thank you to our Program Sponser:


Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director