The North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) today announced that applications for the 2018 campaign are now available. Charities wishing to be considered for participation should complete an application and submit it to the SECC office by March 1, 2018. Interested charities should visit www.ncsecc.org/application for instructions and the application materials. Participation in the SECC offers charities an opportunity to reach state employees in their workplace and at a time when they are focused on charitable giving. The SECC is the only authorized fundraising campaign permitted to solicit contributions in the state employee workplace. The campaign runs each year from mid-August through the end of November. State employees and retirees donated more than $3.8 million to local, national, and global charities in 2016, pushing the total amount contributed since the campaign began to over $103 million. The SECC offers state employees and retirees a convenient and efficient way to contribute to a cause that is important to them. The campaign was established in 1984 by executive order, and is managed by teams of state employee volunteers who work together to ensure all state employees have the opportunity to participate. Charities must apply each year and undergo a rigorous evaluation including review of overhead costs, audited financial statements, licenses as required by law, and policies of non-discrimination. ### About the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) The SECC was created to provide North Carolina’s state employees a convenient, efficient, and trusted way to support local, national, and international charities that are accountable, fiscally sound, and committed to improving the quality of life in our state, our nation, and our world. For more information about the SECC, visit www.ncsecc.org
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Congratulations to the following lucky winners in the Charity Scavenger Hunt and jewelry drawings at the Statewide Kick-Off event on Friday! Sharon Peacock with NC Department of Commerce won a Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet in the Charity Scavenger Hunt drawing. Close to 100 people participated in the scavenger hunt, learning more about SECC participating charities. The following lucky state employees were winners in the jewelry drawing: Robin Rogers with NC Department of Revenue won the Fire Opal Stone ring; Debora Chance with NC Information Technology won the Tiger Eye necklace; and, Freda Lee with NC Department of Public Instruction won the Peridot ring.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
2017 Statewide SECC Kick-Off on August 18 The North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) will launch this year's campaign on August 18 with a charity fair and lunch on Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh. The annual event gives campaign leadership an opportunity to thank state employees for their commitment to charitable giving while also offering participating charities an opportunity to showcase their work and impact. Close to eight hundred state employees and retirees are expected to attend. Activities will include a charity fair featuring more than 80 SECC participating charities and a $5 sandwich lunch (cash only) catered by Pharaoh's. Attendees are invited to participate in a charity scavenger hunt to be eligible for a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and to enter a drawing to win one of three pieces of fine jewelry. Drawing winners will be announced through the SECC Facebook and Twitter accounts at 6 pm. Winners will also be emailed. This year's campaign theme, Power of Giving, highlights the powerful difference that each donation makes as well as the tremendous power in the combined donations of all state employees. Last year's campaign raised more than $3.8 million pushing the total amount raised through the campaign to almost $104 million. For more information, contact SECC support.
Friday, July 14, 2017
We are honored to welcome the 2017 SECC State Chair, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi Hamilton. We look forward to working with you to make this year's campaign the most POWERFUL ever! To see Secretary Hamilton's message to state employees, click here.
Friday, March 10, 2017
We are grateful to all of the hardworking volunteers. The 2016 SECC would not have been successful without you! Check out the photos from our 2016 Campaign Statewide Recognition Luncheon here: http://www.ncsecc.org/campaign-awards-photos
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Congratulations to the NC Community College System! Check out their Running Man Challenge video below:
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thank you to the 40 volunteers from across the state who came out on a hot, sunny Friday to help kick off this year's SECC campaign on August 19. The event wouldn't have been successful without your hard work. You demonstrate the power of giving and we are extremely grateful! The annual event featured a charity fair on the Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh. State employees were able to learn more about over 70 eligible charities while enjoying a discounted lunch from Pharoahs. This year's campaign theme, Power of Giving, highlights the powerful difference that each of us makes as well as the tremendous power in the combined giving of all state employees. Last year's campaign raised close to $3.8 million pushing the total amount raised through the campaign over $100 million.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
2016 Statewide SECC Kick-Off on August 19 The North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) will launch this year's campaign on August 19 with a charity fair and lunch on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh. The annual event gives campaign leadership an opportunity to thank state employees for their commitment to charitable giving while also offering participating charities an opportunity to showcase their work and impact. More than one thousand state employees and retirees are expected to attend the kick-off. This year's campaign theme, Power of Giving, highlights the powerful difference that each donation makes as well as the tremendous power in the combined donations of all state employees. Last year's campaign raised close to $3.8 million pushing the total amount raised through the campaign over $100 million. The kick-off will be held from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm and Pharaoh's will be serving lunch for $5 (cash only, please). Attendees can enjoy a choice of sandwich (hamburger, cheeseburger, veggie sandwich, or two hot dogs), chips, cookie, and a drink while they browse the charity booths. To prepay for multiple lunches in advance, state employees can email their SECC staff partner or call the SECC office at 919-821-2886.