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What is the SECC?

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. Federations and independent charities must apply each year and 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?

The SECC is a direct way to help 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 Giving 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 11%.

How much does it cost to run the SECC?

Administrative expenses cannot exceed 11% of the total campaign dollars raised.