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Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Campaign

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 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