Giving through the SECC is easy …
The SECC is the charitable giving campaign for the state government and higher education workplace.
Giving through the SECC is one of the easiest things to do. Each year, more than 55,000 of your fellow state and higher education employees contribute through a payroll deduction or a cash/check gift. In 2011, through the generosity of state and higher education employees, more than $9.345 million was contributed to many charities and federations.
The best and easiest way to give is through Payroll Deduction. You can designate to charities of your choice through the SECC and have your gift deducted from your paycheck. This spreads your giving over a year and increases the impact you can make to those causes you choose to support.
Cash and check giving is also accepted. You can still designate your gift to your favorite charity(ties).
On occasion, state and higher education employees can participate in locally-run SECC special events. Special events can be a great deal of fun for you and for your colleagues. They usually involve food but can also involve anything from the boss kissing a pig to office carnivals. Proceeds from these special events are normally spread across charities already receiving funds.
Benefits of payroll deduction
Payroll deduction offers a special opportunity to do more and feel it less.
It helps to minimize costs while maximizing your contribution.
You can manage your own philanthropy — you know when deductions start and that you can end them at any time.
It saves time and takes little effort.
BEST OF ALL … by donating a specific amount from each paycheck, you can make a much more significant impact on causes you wish to help.
SEARCH LISTINGS ONLINE … [ enter searchable database ]
Online searchable database of all charitable organizations approved for participation
in the current State Employee Charitable Campaign.
Downloadable (PDF) versions of each printed directory (by campaign area) for the most current State Employee Charitable Campaign can be found within Organizations in the SECC. (NOTE: New directories, for the current charitable giving campaign, are updated and uploaded each August.)
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: Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, P.O. Box 13528, Capitol Station, Austin TX 78711-3528.