What is the SECC?

The North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign

The SECC is the only workplace giving program authorized for payroll deduction for most state employees. In 1984, Governor James B. Hunt issued an Executive Order establishing the campaign, and since then each Governor has actively supported the SECC.

What is a Combined Campaign?

“Combined Campaign” means that the campaign includes federations and independent charities, which must apply each year to be considered for admission. Federations and independent charities must meet rigorous standards including, but not limited to reasonable overhead costs, audited financial statements, all licenses as required by law, policies of non-discrimination, and proof of services to the residents of North Carolina.

Why should I give?

SECC is a direct way to reach out and touch the lives of those in need; sustain local, national, and international health, educational, environmental and social service organizations; and make a meaningful contribution to your community.

Where does my contribution go?

You can designate your gift to any of the charities listed in the SECC Resource Guide. You can direct your money to one or more charitable organization(s), or you may wish to designate it to a federation. The charity(ies) you designate will receive all of your contribution except for a small administrative fee which shall not exceed 10%.

How much does it cost to run the SECC?

Administrative expenses cannot exceed 10% of the total campaign dollars raised.