Giving Back

One of the four core values of being a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative is Commitment to Community. Through cash contributions, other donations, and volunteerism, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative supports local causes ranging from education to the environment. This extensive community involvement isn’t just chance.

As member-owned enterprises, co-ops are owned largely by the people who live and work in the communities they serve. That gives us a different perspective from businesses owned by distant investors. Community is not just where we work; it’s why we work. Cooperatives are motivated to serve their members, not outside investors.

Cooperatives’ charitable contributions cannot be overlooked. Cooperatives: owned by our members, committed to our communities.