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The SECC: About & Mission

The mission of the State Employee Charitable Campaign  (SECC) is to support and to promote philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all State employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Seeing a need to bring the diversity of fundraising efforts under one umbrella, State employees created the SECC- one campaign, once a year. By allowing employees to select the organizations of their choice from a single brochure and to make their contributions through payroll deductions, the SECC opened wide the door to more opportunities for generous giving to literally hundreds of worthy causes. State Legislature made the SECC a reality, and turned an innovative idea into a uniquely effective way for State employees to help those in need across our community and throughout the world. The SECC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the State workplace on behalf of charitable organizations.

Through the outstanding oversight efforts of the State employees on each LEC, approximately 9.7% of the funds raised statewide are spent on printing materials, training volunteers, and auditing contributions. Locally, approximately 14% of the funds raised are spent on printing materials, training volunteers and auditing contributions.

Because this cost is so low compared with other fundraising campaigns, every dollar you pledge goes a very long way toward helping others.

Contributions (less uncollected pledges and approved administrative costs) are distributed to each charity at regular intervals by the Local Campaign Manager in accordance with SECC regulations.

This year, many local, national, and international voluntary agencies will benefit from your thoughtfulness and generosity. A few minutes of your time today can mean meals for hungry children, relief for families in need of counseling, further work on cures for diseases, comfort for the dying, access to water in the Third World, environmental protection, and better lives and renewed hope for millions of people in our global community.

Locally, the SECC covers a total of 15 counties including : Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston (Mainland), Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, San Jacinto, & Waller