State Employee Charitable Campaign

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 400 eligible charities in the 2018 campaign, and over 40 of them provide services in Denton, Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin 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 and includes many fun events.

Learn more at the Texas SECC site.

Who Is Involved?

UNT's 2018 SECC Campaign is headed by a committee of faculty and staff who coordinate efforts, promote awareness, and contribute to the success of the initiative. The 2018 members are:

  • Marcia Staff, Faculty Co-Chair (College of Business - Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law)
  • Hillary Castillo, Staff Co-Chair (College of Health and Public Service - Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services)
  • Coby Condrey (University Libraries)
  • Christi Hestand (Administration - Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity)
  • Ruby Raines (Administration - Office of the President)

The most important person to be involved, of course, is YOU. If you would like to be a part of the campaign planning and arrangements, please contact Hillary Castillo.

Check back here in September and October for more information on the 2018 campaign.

 

Help us help people all over the world with your donations.

2017 Campaign Results

University of North Texas (Denton) 29.2% $127,550
UNT System (ITSS & BSC in Denton) 34.3% $38,441
Total 29.8% $165,991

Did you know?

  • The SECC raised more than $7.2 million for charitable organizations in 2017.
  • 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