For over 32 years the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) has supported a tradition of giving. Created in 1984 by Governor Jim Hunt, the SECC has been instrumental in helping North Carolina’s active and retired state employees donate to charitable organizations in an easy and convenient manner. Over $103 million in donations, benefiting hundreds of local, state and national charitable organizations have been received since its origination.
The 2017 campaign began with a Kick-Off event in Raleigh on August 18th and will run through the middle of December. During this time volunteers at state agencies and universities will coordinate special fundraisers and receive donations and pledge forms from their fellow state employees. “The 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign raised $3,878,277 which supported over 900 charities in and outside North Carolina,” shared Laura Marx, 2017 SECC Campaign Team Lead. “The culture of caring for others is evident each year and I am sure the 2017 campaign will again show the generous nature of state employees.”
For more than 10 years State Employees’ Credit Union staff have joined the effort to support this worthy project as its mission aligns well with SECU’s “People Helping People” philosophy. “The State Employees Combined Campaign is an excellent example of Credit Union employees showing their support for charitable organizations and causes in North Carolina,” said Jimmy Goodrum, Senior Vice President of SECU’s Member Education and Outreach department.
“We thank every SECC donor on behalf of those who will benefit from their generosity” Marx added. “We are also very fortunate to have support from the SECU Foundation which allows us to increase activities that engage state employees throughout the campaign.”
To learn more about the SECC and a full list of approved charities, please visit their website, www.ncsecc.org.