Texas State Employees Contribute $175 Million to Charity Since 1993
State employees can donate now through October 31, 2018
By America's Charities on October 3, 2018
Make a gift today and help provide meals to hungry children, service dogs for our veterans, support for cancer survivors, and more! Click here to give online through the SECC: https://www.secctexasgiving.org. Please consider making a gift to America's Charities and our members (see table at the end of this article for each charity's SECC code).
AUSTIN – For the past 25 years, State of Texas employees have embraced supporting fellow Texans through the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign.
Since 1993, State, higher education, and retired employees in Texas have contributed more than $175 million to charities providing services that improve communities. Employees have provided meals to hungry children, service dogs for our veterans, supported cancer survivors, and more, all through their contributions to participating charities.
“State employees dedicate their time and talents each day to serve our state, and many also volunteer with local organizations. Through the SECC, these hard-working Texans continue to give back, further strengthening the communities in which they work and live,” commented Carolyn Beck, 2018 SECC State Policy Committee Chair.
The State Employee Charitable Campaign is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency employees throughout Texas. Created by the Legislature, the SECC offers employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, universities, and retirees the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign. Employees can contribute to one or more of the 1,300+ local and statewide charities that are working to ensure that all Texas neighborhoods and communities thrive.
“We are grateful that the Legislature created the SECC 25 years ago and are proud to have supported this valuable effort of connecting state employees with local community charities,” said Adrianna Cuéllar Rojas, President and CEO of United Ways of Texas. “We’re excited that through the SECC, state employees choose to invest their hard-earned money in the communities they serve.”
Last year, 31,000 employees contributed through the SECC accounting for $7.1 million contributed to food banks, homeless or domestic violence shelters, job training programs targeting veterans, and other community programs. On average, employees gave an annual gift of $233. These charitable contributions translated directly to increased community services to keep Texans healthy, safe, and strong.
Texas has a history of generous giving to charities and state employee contributions through SECC helps keep Texas growing. SECC’s growth will mean that more state employees will have the opportunity to invest in their neighborhoods and communities in the years ahead.
The State Employee Charitable Campaign is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency employees throughout Texas. Thanks to legislation that created the SECC in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, universities, and retirees throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction. Since its inception in 1993, State agency & higher education employees have contributed $175.82 million through the SECC, providing aid to their family, friends, neighbors, and countless others in need across our state. For more information, log on to: www.secctexas.org
America's Charities Nonprofit Member SECC Charity Codes:
|SECC Code||Charity Name|
|020502||American Center for Law and Justice|
|020500||American Red Cross Serving Central Texas|
|020508||AMVETS National Service Foundation|
|020509||Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation|
|022734||Boy Scouts of America (National)|
|024561||Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (Prevent Cancer Foundation)|
|024502||Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc.|
|020504||Conservation Fund, The|
|020470||Boys Town (Father Flanagan's Boys' Home)|
|024510||Feed The Children|
|020459||Give Kids The World|
|024542||Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, The|
|020426||Make-A-Wish Foundation of America|
|020435||National Black Child Development Institute|
|020513||National Fallen Firefighters Foundation|
|020403||Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance|
|020433||PetSmart Charities, Inc.|
|020465||Ronald McDonald House Charities|
|020404||Thurgood Marshall College Fund|
|020405||Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance|
|024508||VSA Arts of Texas|