What is the SECC?

The State Employee Charitable Campaign is an annual workplace giving and fundraising initiative authorized by the Texas Legislature. 

Campaigns are run by state employees at the agencies and institutions of higher education where they work. The campaign accepts donations in cash, by check, and by monthly payroll deduction. Charities in the campaign are vetted; they must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who provide direct or indirect health and human services and who spend no more than 25 percent of funds raised on administrative costs. There are over 260 eligible charities in the 2023 campaign, and 35 of them provide services in north Texas area counties.

The campaign provides a convenient way for UNT employees to give to many of their favorite charitable organizations. The campaign runs October 1-31.

Learn more at the Texas SECC site.

Did you know?

  • The SECC raised more than $4.8 million for charitable organizations in 2022.
  • With the administrative cost overhead capped at 25 percent or less for participating charities, more of your donation gets to the causes you support than in almost any similar fundraising activity.
  • Give what you feel is appropriate for you and your budget — any gift, no matter the size, will help improve the quality of life in communities locally, across the country and around the world. Your gift is both tax deductible and confidential.
  • Learn about what your gift will provide and about the benefits of payroll deduction.

Your support of the SECC is voluntary. If you feel you are being coerced to donate money at any time during this campaign, please submit a written complaint to:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 13528, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3528